The last time U.S. speed skater Shani Davis lost a 1000-meter race was Dec. 6, 2008 in China. Until today, in Japan.
"I'm glad it's over,'' Davis said in a U.S. Speedskating release. "I was hoping to improve today, but this will give me something to work on when I go home.''
Davis, two-time Olympic champion at 1,000, finished second to Samuel Schwarz of Germany, who had finished 16th in the race at the 2010 Olympics. [Chicago Breaking Sports]