A "spectacular" holiday weekend for Olympic gold medalist speedskater Shani Davis. The Chicago speedskating hotness won his third straight 1000m event to start the World Cup season. The latest win was Saturday at the Astana World Cup in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, reports NBC Sports.
The four-time Olympic medalist Davis took a 1000m in 1 minute, 8.66 seconds, beating surprise Italian Mirko Giacomo Nenzi by .24 of a second. ... Davis was fifth in the 1500m on Friday after taking second and first at the first two 1500m races of the season in Calgary, Alberta, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brittany Bowe took gold in the women's competition in Astana.
Davis ended a 15-race winning streak at the World Cup in December 2010. Let's see if he can break record this season.
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. Davis could become the first U.S. man to win a single Winter Olympic event three straight times if he captures the 1000m at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.