All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘speed skating’

Li Jianrou Wins China’s First Gold at Sochi Olympic Games

Li Jianrou won China its first gold medal of the Sochi Games on Thursday. Li was able to avoid a massive pile-up on the ice to take first place in the women’s short-track 500-meter speed skating event. The short-track 500-meter is known as a thrilling and unpredictable race and it lived up to that reputation in Sochi. British speed skater …

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Shani Davis Tries To Make History In Speed Skating

Shani Davis is hungry for another gold medal. Davis is a 31-year-old Olympic veteran, and the man to beat at the 1000-meter speed skating event in Sochi. He is the reigning champion of the event, taking home the gold medals from the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. Winning the gold medal in this event for the third time is something …

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Olga Graf, Russian Speed Skater, Nearly Flashes Crowd After Winning the Bronze

Speed skater Olga Graf won Russia its first medal of the 2014 Olympic Games on Sunday. In a surprising win, she took the bronze medal in the women’s 3000 meter event at Adler Arena. Her moment of triumph almost ended in embarrassment though, when – following her cool-down lap – an ecstatic Graf unzipped her skin-tight racing suit right down …

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