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Shani Davis’ Victory

Shani Davis
United States’ Shani Davis, from Chicago, Ill., skates on his way to the gold medal during the Winter Olympics. (Jasper Juinen / AP)
Cheering fans
Fans cheer for competitors during the mens 1000m speedskating race. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Ye Li crashes
China’s Ye Li crashes into the boards after colliding with the U.S.'s Rusty Smith during the 1,000 short track semifinal. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Shani Davis
Shani Davis of the United States competes during the men’s 1000 meter speedskating race. (Matt Dunham / AP)
Joey Cheek
Joey Cheek of the United States competes during the men’s 1000 meter speedskating race. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Racing towards gold
United States’ Shani Davis races on his way to the gold medal. (Jasper Juinen / AP)
Fifth for Hedrick
Chad Hedrick skates to a 6th place finish in the men’s 1000m speedskating competition. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Dueling Shani
Shani Davis of the United States skates against Jeremy Wotherspoon of Canada, not pictured, during the men’s 1000 meter speedskating race. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Speed Skating - Men’s 1000 Meter Finals
Shani Davis of the United States is congratulated by Erben Wennemars of the Netherlands. (Brian Bahr / Getty Images)
Speedskating podium
Shani Davis of the United States, center, gold medal winner in 1000 meter speedskating race, is flanked by teammate and silver medalist Joey Cheek, left, and bronze medal winner Erben Wennemars of the Netherlands at Oval Lingotto. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Shani’s gift
Shani Davis of the United States circles the track with a gift thrown to him by a fan at the Oval Lingotto. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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