Shani Davis Speed Skater

Shani Davis is an American all-around skier who can also more than decent sprint. In 2005 and 2006 he became world Allround, while 2009 won the World Championship sprint, is this man an all round!

Personal details

  • Name: Shani Davis
  • Date of birth: 13-08-1982
  • Place Of Birth: Chicago
  • Skating year: 2000-present


Learned young made the old 
Shani Davis has already begun skates when he could just go. In his sixth year, he moved to the ice, where he tried his luck in the short course. In the end he turned out to be very good on the back burner and he made a move again, this time from short to long course and it turned out to be a bad choice …
Olympic Games Torino 
In Turin, Shani Davis was there. He knew at 1000 meters which only remain under 1.09 .00 and thus won a gold medal for joey cheek and Erben Wennemars. With this result, he also turned down another accomplishment; He was the first African American athlete who won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.At 1500 metres was hit again, but no gold. Shani had only Enrico Fabris to tolerate them, so silver.
Extension title 
At the Olympics in Vancouver Shani Davis successfully defended his Olympic title in the 1000 metres. This time he stayed back in 1.09 .00, which he established a track record. At 1500 metres Shani got to admit the superiority of Dutchman Mark Tuitert. Although it has long seemed to Shani Davis would improve the time for Tuitert, who he eventually succeeded.
Especially …

  • Shani Davis is one of the few riders who have been implemented for both World Allround champion Sprint.
  • Shani Davis has since March 7, 2009 at the top of the calendar, the Nobility.


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