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Olympic Long Track Speed Skating

Groothuis wins again for Dutch, Davis finishes 8th

Photo: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands holds his national flag and celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race on Wednesday.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Stefan Groothuis gave the Netherlands another gold medal in speedskating, upsetting two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis in the 1,000 meters Wednesday.

Groothuis posted a time of 1 minute, 8.39 seconds at Adler Arena, earning the fourth gold medal in five speedskating events for the Dutch at these Winter Games.

For good measure, 500 champion Michel Mulder took the bronze, giving the Netherlands 10 out of a possible 15 medals overall through the first five events.

Canada's Denny Morrison took the silver in 1:08.43. He wasn't even scheduled to compete in the event, but got in when a teammate gave up his spot.

Mulder was third in 1:08.74

Davis was attempting to become the first man to win the same speedskating event at three straight Olympics. He finished eighth in 1:09.12.