Another world medal for Shani Davis

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Chicago's Shani Davis earned his 11th individual career medal at the World Single Distance Speedskating Championships by finishing second in the 1,500 meters Thursday on the 2014 Olympic oval in Sochi, Russia.

Davis's time of 1 minute, 46.83 seconds was .51 behind winner Denis Yuskov, the first Russian to win a single distance title since the inaugural single distance meet in 1996.  Yuskov, 23, had finished sixth last year, when he returned from a four-year ban (shortened by one year on appeal) after testing positive for marijuana.

Glenview's Brian Hansen was fourth in 1:47.40.

Davis now has won six gold, three silver and two bronze single-distance medals, nearly one third of the U.S. total (36) in the history of the meet.  His first was nearly a decade ago (2004).

He will be among the favorites in Friday's 1,000 meters, the event he has won at the last two Olympics.

 

 

 

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