Davis dominates in Erfurt

Eurosport - Sun, 07 Mar 18:03:00 2010

Olympic gold medallist Shani Davis won his third consecutive 1000m World Cup title with his sixth victory of the season in Erfurt.

SPEED SKATING Shani Davis of the USA winning 1000m gold in a World Cup race in Erfurt - 0

In the first World Cup since the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, the American ensured the title was his with his fifth win before completing an impressive weekend's work on Sunday taking another gold to make it six.

One week before the World Cup finale in Heerenveen, Davis showed his dominance in the event finishing in 1:09.25 minutes, ahead of the Netherlands' Stefan Groothuis, who won silver, and Mark Tuitert, who took bronze.

Davis has an unassailable lead sitting on a total of 500 points while Tuitert is closest to the American 280 points behind in second.

In the 500m Jan Smeekens followed up from his first World Cup win of the season yesterday to top the podium again today in 35.2 seconds with Japan's Yuya Oikawa in second and Finland's Mika Poutala taking third.

German Jenny Wolf completed a double in front of her home crowd taking the women's 500m title again after yesterday's triumph while Margot Boer won her second silver and Thijsje Oenema claimed bronze.

Meanwhile in the women's 1000m Russia's Yekaterina Shikhova topped the podium ahead of Laurine van Riessen and Natasja Bruintjes who came second and third respectively.

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