Speed Skating

Shani Davis stars in U.S. speed skating qualifying

Olympic champion Shani Davis matched the fastest 1,000-metre time in the world this season, finishing in 1 minute, 7.63 seconds Sunday in the U.S. Speedskating long track World Cup qualifier.

Olympic champion posts fast 1,000-metre time

Olympic champion Shani Davis, shown competing at the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships earlier this year, tied this season's fastest time in the 1,000 metre race at the U.S. World Cup qualifier in Salt Lake City. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Olympic champion Shani Davis matched the fastest 1,000-metre time in the world this season, finishing in 1 minute, 7.63 seconds Sunday in the U.S. Speedskating long track World Cup qualifier.

Joey Mantia was second in 1:08.10, and Olympian Mitchell Whitmore followed in 1:08:31.

Olympian Heather Richardson-Bergsma won the women's 1,000 in 1:13.32. Olympian Brittany Bowe was second in 1:13.50, and Sugar Todd followed in a personal-best 1:15.69.

KC Boutiette, Mantia and Jeffrey Swider-Peltz were the top three finishers in the men's mass start, and Richardson-Bergsma, Erin Bartlett and Briana Kramer topped the women's event.

The full World Cup team will be announced Monday.

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