Friday, March 22, 2013
U.S. skater Shani Davis third in 1,000
SOCHI, Russia -- Denis Kuzin won his first major gold medal by taking the 1,000 meters at the speedskating world championships, while Shani Davis of the United States was third.
Ireen Wust led a Dutch 1-2 finish in the women's 1,500 to claim her second gold medal in as many days, and Olympic and defending champion Sven Kramer won the 5,000 by 3.53 seconds.
Kuzin of Kazakhstan finished in 1 minute, 9.14 seconds to edge Mo Tae-bum of South Korea by one-tenth of a second on Friday in Sochi, Russia. Davis was six-hundredths of a second behind Mo.
Mo led at the 600-meter mark followed by Davis, the three-time world champ at the distance. But Kuzin blazed the fastest time of 26.6 seconds in the last 400 meters.