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Shani Davis is poised and set to win another gold

Shani Davis is poised and set to win another gold

He is the first African-American to win an individual gold at the Winter Olympics and the first U.S. man to win gold medals in the same event in three consecutive Olympics, and now he’s ready for yet another gold. Speed-skating phenom Shani Davis is the face of the Winter Olympics with his face in commercials and on magazines. He’s even in promos. He’s a pretty shy guy, but he’s earned it.

According to USA Today Sports:

 {He won} the first three World Cups this season; he was third in the fourth event. Davis also won the 1,000 meters at the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, and was first in both the 1,000 and 1,500 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Despite all his successes Davis remains humble:

“It’s not like I ever didn’t want to be the face of the Olympics. There were other athletes who had a higher profile,” said Davis.


“I was a goodie in a vending machine behind eight other awesome snacks,” Davis added, using an amusing, but apt, analogy. “Now people are enjoying me for who I am.”

If you want to catch Shani Davis you can watch the men’s 1,000 final on Feb. 12 and the 1,500 final on the 15th.

Congrats to Shani Davis and go team USA!

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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