Speedskating: Shani Davis wins men's 1,000 in season-opening World Cup event

Published November 9, 2013 4:40 pm
Speedskating • U.S. teammate Hansen third in 1,000 meters.
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Two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis won the men's 1,000 meters at the season-opening World Cup event for speedskating in Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday, with American teammate Brian Hansen close behind in third place.

It was the second straight podium finish for Davis, who was second in the 1,500 on Friday.

Davis won in 1 minute, 7.46 seconds — he holds the world-record in the event at 1:06.42 — while Hansen clocked 1:07.64, just 0.07 seconds behind second-place finisher Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands.

Hansen also helped the Americans to a second-place finish in the team pursuit, the event in which he won a silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He joined Jonathan Kuck and Trevor Marsicano — teammates from the medal-winning team — in clocking 3:38.66, which was 1.49 seconds behind the victorious Netherlands.

Heather Richardson finished fifth in the second of two 500-meter races contested on the weekend, just as she did in the first one on Friday. The 2010 Olympian clocked 37.44 while teammate Brittany Bowe was 10th in 37.74, after finishing ninth on Friday.

Both again were far behind winner Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea, the world-record holder and reigning Olympic champion who clocked 36.74.

Competition concludes in Calgary on Sunday, before the skaters head to their next World Cup stop at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns on Nov. 15-17.



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