African American Athletes in Sochi


Shani Davis

Shani Davis

Shani Davis is a Chicago native, and an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy, Davis became the first Black athlete (from any nation) to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games, winning the speedskating 1000 meter event. He also won a silver medal in the 1500 meter event. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada, he duplicated the feat, becoming the first man to successfully defend the 1000 meter gold medal, and repeating as 1500 meter silver medalist.

Could Shani Davis become the greatest speedskater of all time? Follow Shani's Road to Sochi and his pursuit of an unprecedented third gold medal.

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