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Falling Short
Brian Cazeneuve
December 26, 2005
Shani Davis's bid to become the first U.S. speedskater to qualify for long- and short-track teams at the same Olympics ended last week in Marquette, Mich., when he finished sixth at the U.S. short-track championships. (Only five men made the team.) "When one door closes, another opens," said Davis, 23, who has prequalified for the Games in long-track (by virtue of his finishes this fall) and is the long-track world-record holder at 1,000 meters. Davis lost his shot at a double when he fell in a semifinal of the 1,000; meanwhile, short-track specialist Apolo Anton Ohno blitzed the field, winning seven of eight events. --B.C.
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December 26, 2005

Falling Short

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Shani Davis's bid to become the first U.S. speedskater to qualify for long- and short-track teams at the same Olympics ended last week in Marquette, Mich., when he finished sixth at the U.S. short-track championships. (Only five men made the team.) "When one door closes, another opens," said Davis, 23, who has prequalified for the Games in long-track (by virtue of his finishes this fall) and is the long-track world-record holder at 1,000 meters. Davis lost his shot at a double when he fell in a semifinal of the 1,000; meanwhile, short-track specialist Apolo Anton Ohno blitzed the field, winning seven of eight events. --B.C.

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