Shani Davis: Making Black History at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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  • Humble Beginnings
  • A Child Star
  • Teenage Dream
  • All Three U.S. World Teams
  • Another First for Black Skaters
  • All Gold Everything
  • Times Two
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  • A Three-Peat
  • Shani Davis Is Going for Gold

Teenage Dream

Davis went on to win five National Age Group Championships in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2003. But he didn’t start making skating history until he was 17 years old when he became the first American skater to earn spots on both the short track and long track Junior World Team in 2000.

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