Meet Olympic Champion Speed Skater Shani Davis

This self-coached athlete is looking for a gold

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This Olympic Champion speed skater has eight world records under his belt; though, it wasn’t easy becoming the first Black athlete to win the individual gold at the Winter games. Davis’ first Olympic gold was at the 2006 games in Turn, Italy for the 1,000 meter in Speed skating. He grabbed his second gold in the following 2010 games in Vancouver for the same category. Davis is now competing again in this year’s olympics and is looking to repeat his past successes

This Olympic Champion speed skater has eight world records under his belt; though, it wasn’t easy becoming the first Black athlete to win the individual gold at the Winter games. Davis’ first Olympic gold was at the 2006 games in Turn, Italy for the 1,000 meter in Speed skating. He grabbed his second gold in the following 2010 games in Vancouver for the same category. Davis is now competing again in this year’s olympics and is looking to repeat his past successes


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