Shani Davis
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"Shani Davis" is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black people/black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games, winning the speedskating 1000 meter event. He also won a silver medal in the 1500 meter event. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, he duplicated the feat, becoming the first man to successfully defend the 1000 meter gold medal, and repeating as 1500 meter silver medalist.

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The competition is not over. Lord knows what can happen. It's short track, so I just try to stay positive and I just keep on trying to push and exert all that energy out of my body. The rest is history.

I can be really fast, but other people are in the race. So you've got to be able to maneuver around those guys, and you have to be a little more versatile out there on the ice. I bring my fitness that I gained from the long track over to here. Hopefully, I'll be able to put it to good use.

Last man standing -- that's what it is.

I guess it was not meant for me to do it. I tried my best. My hat's off to the guys who made the team.

I really don't consider this a defeat because I am skating better and better every race.

It's tough, but I knew what I was getting myself into before I took the challenge. I'm happy that I didn't back down from the challenge of trying to chase my dreams and goals.

I'm pretty satisfied. But all together I'm kind of disappointed with it because technically I'm failing to do certain things.

I've trained all my life for this. If it's meant to be, I'll make the team. If not, I'll know I tried my best.

I knew what I was getting myself into before I started this. I knew it was going to be fierce competition. If it's meant to be, I'll make the team. If not, I tried my best.