Shani Davis (USA), speed skating, silver in 1500m in 2006 & 2010, gold in 1000m in 2006 & 2010
When it comes to the Winter Games, Chicago-born Shani Davis doesn’t play around. Davis has two Olympic gold medals and another 13 in gold from the World Distance Championships, the World Sprint Championships and the World All Around Championships. Not to mention, another eight silvers and six bronze. He’s set nine records, internationally and is considered one of the fastest long track speed racers in the world. He was at the top of the list for over a decade. A natural? Something like that. Davis was introduced to the sport by his mother’s employer, who was a lawyer by day, speed race referee by night.
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