Davis wins again in Utah
Shani Davis won his second gold in as many days at the 1,000m World Cup event in Utah.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist showed he is still a force to be reckoned with as he finished in a time of one minute, 7.69 seconds to edge Stefan Groothuis of The Netherlands (1:07.94), with Finland's Pekka Koskela taking bronze (1:08.17).
The two golds represent Davis' first medals of any colour so far this season.
"I was really down. I was sad about my performances. I didn't feel like it was me and I started thinking maybe I'm getting too old for this," Davis admitted after wrapping up another gold.
"To come out here and be able to compete and fight again ... I'm really looking forward to the next two years leading up to the Olympics.
"Today's race was better technically. I felt better rhythm. My speed wasn't as fast but it felt better technically and I felt more in tune with my skating. Yesterday I was a little sloppy, but that's coming from a perfectionist."
Davis will now be looking to carry his rediscovered form into the world championships next week which take place in Calgary.
With Calgary in mind, Canada's Christine Nesbitt, who is unbeaten in the 1,000m this season, decided to skip the second race of the weekend after having won on Saturday.
That allowed Laurine van Riessen (1:14.21) to edge fellow Dutch racer Marrit Leenstra (1:14.41) for the gold with Germany's Monique Angermuller (1:14.83) taking bronze.
Also on Sunday, Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea won her second straight gold in the women's 500m with Russia's Dmitry Lobkov the surprise winner of the men's race.