A brilliant weekend for Olympic gold medalist speedskater Shani Davis, who skated into history at the World Cup in The Netherlands. The Chicago speedskating hotness won gold in Saturday's 1500-meter final, posting a time of 1:45.92 and clinching the overall 1500m World Cup season title.
It was the 45th World Cup race win of Davis' career, leaving him one behind Dan Jansen's U.S. record 46. Davis won the season title even though he competed in only five of the six World Cup races at the distance. [Davis] is the first man to win four season titles in the 1,500 since the World Cup began in 1985.
Davis ended a 15-race winning streak at the World Cup in December 2010.
At the 2006 Turin Winter Games, Shani Davis made history as the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. The 28-year-old Chicagoan won the 1000m gold at the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, as well as 1500M silver at the 2006 and 2010 Olympics.