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Davis, Richardson win 1,000 races at World Cup

  American speed skating coach Ryan Shimabukuro, right, hugs Heather Richardson when learning that Richardson set the fastest time during the women's ...
  American speed skating coach Ryan Shimabukuro shouts "stay focused" as he coaches Brittany Bowe of the US during the women's 1000 meters race of the...
 American Shani Davis, right, competes against Stefan Groothuis of The Netherlands, rear left, during the men's 1000 meters race of the World Cup spee...
 American Shani Davis competes during the men's 1000 meters race of the World Cup speed skating at Thialf Arena in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, S...
 Heather Richardson of the US  competes during the women's 1000 meters race of the World Cup speed skating at Thialf Arena in Heerenveen, northern Net...

Netherlands Speed Skating World Cup

American speed skating coach Ryan Shimabukuro, right, hugs Heather Richardson when learning that Richardson set the fastest time during the women's ...

Netherlands Speed Skating World Cup

American speed skating coach Ryan Shimabukuro shouts "stay focused" as he coaches Brittany Bowe of the US during the women's 1000 meters race of the...

Netherlands Speed Skating World Cup

American Shani Davis, right, competes against Stefan Groothuis of The Netherlands, rear left, during the men's 1000 meters race of the World Cup spee...

Netherlands Speed Skating World Cup

American Shani Davis competes during the men's 1000 meters race of the World Cup speed skating at Thialf Arena in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, S...

Netherlands Speed Skating World Cup

Heather Richardson of the US competes during the women's 1000 meters race of the World Cup speed skating at Thialf Arena in Heerenveen, northern Net...

Shani Davis won the men's World Cup 1,000 meters Sunday to close the gap on Stefan Groothuis at the top of the standings to just 40 points.
Davis was the only skater to go under 1 minute, 9 seconds at the Thialf oval, clocking 1:08.88 to edge Groothuis into second place in a head-to-head duel in the final pair. Kjeld Nuis was third.
Two-time Olympic 1,000 champion Davis has now won the last three World Cup kilometer races.
Heather Richardson earlier won the women's 1,000 to give the United States both individual golds contested Sunday, finishing in 1:15.82 to move up to third in the season rankings.
Ireen Wust was second and her Netherlands teammate Marrit Leenstra came third. World Cup leader Chritine Nesbitt did not race.


Updated : 2021-01-16 08:26 GMT+08:00