| Mar 23, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Urbana's Jonathan Kuck won his first medal ever at the World Single Distance Championships by taking third place in Friday's 5,000 meters at Heerenveen, the Netherlands.
With a time of 6 minutes, 16.28 seconds, Kuck was behind Dutch skaters Sven Kramer...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
After winning her first World Cup short track speedskating race in November, 2010, it took Glenview's Lana Gehring more than 15 months to get the second.
But only 24 hours for number three.
Gehring added a gold in Sunday's 1,000 meters at the World...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Fives are wild for Shani Davis.
The Chicago speedskater won his fifth straight World Cup race and the 50th of his career in the 1,000 meters Sunday at Heerenveen, the Netherlands.
Next weekend, at the World Cup final in Berlin, he will be after a...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Shani Davis' World Cup win streaks ended with a thud Friday in Berlin.
The two-time Olympic speedskating gold medalist from Chicago, who had won five straight World Cup races, needed at least a second place in the finale to clinch a fifth straight season...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:56 PM
It has been a season of firsts for Brian Hansen of Glenview.
Saturday, the long track speedskater had the first World Cup win of his career, taking the 1,000-meter race in Erfurt, Germany.
In November, the 22-year-old had won his first Cup...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Long track speedskater Brian Hansen of Glenview scored an upset win over two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis to take the U.S. title in the 1,500 meters Sunday in Kearns, Utah.
Hansen clocked 1 minute, 44.96 seconds to 1:46.65 for Davis, of Chicago,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 5:49 PM
Jonathan Kuck of Champaign and Emery Lehman of Oak Park finished 1-2 in the all-around scoring as the U.S. Long Track Speedskating Championships ended Monday in Kearns, Utah.
After winning Monday's 10,000 meters, 2010 Olympian Kuck finished with 151.723...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Clearly recovered from the groin injury that knocked him out of the season-opening lomg track speedskating World Cup meet a month ago, Shani Davis won his first 1,000-meter race of this season in Saturday's World Cup in Harbin, China.
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis of Chicago has pulled out of the first speedskating World Cup of the season with a groin injury, according to media reports and tweets from his Dutch coach, Ingrid Paul.
Davis likely would have competed in both...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Two-time Olympic speedskating champion Shani Davis of Chicago has a small tear of an adductor muscle in his right leg, according to his mother.
Davis, 30, has withdrawn from the first two days of racing at the opening World Cup meet of the season in...