Brothers on Ice: Shani Davis wins second gold

African American speedskater Shani Davis, Team USA, won his second gold medal last night in the 1,000-meter.

Shani became the first African American to win an individual Winter Games event four years ago.

Last to skate, the Chicago native had just the fifth fastest time with 400 meters remaining, 0.26 seconds behind the Korean. But he exploded on the final turn and, with the sold-out crowd at the Olympic Oval roaring, came home with the day’s best time.

This brother is making Black History!  Congrats!

Hey, perhaps someone should foward this info to the NHL and let them know that recruiting more brothers for hockey teams might be a great idea.

Photo: CHRIS CARLSON / Associated Press

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One response to “Brothers on Ice: Shani Davis wins second gold

  1. There was a really good article on Shani Davis in the most recent New York Times Magazine. It went a long way towards explaining his character, and why he tends to clash so much with other US speedskaters. I think he’s an awesome athlete.

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