Shani Davis

Olympic TV highlights for Friday: Shani Davis set for a possible farewell skate

Olympic TV highlights for Friday: Shani Davis set for a possible farewell skate

Shani Davis turns 36 in August, ancient for a speedskater. He’s close to a decade removed from his world-record time in the 1,000 meters. He’s not the United States’ best medal hope in the event. His most notable contribution to these Winter Games, his fifth, has been a tweet.

But if Friday marks an end for Davis, it will have been a remarkable career. In 2006, he became the first black athlete to win a Winter Olympics gold medal in an individual event. Four years later, he defended his gold in the 1,000 and repeated as the 1,500 silver medalist. His personal-best time of...

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