Olympic Speedskating 2014: Men's 1,000m Final Live Times and Analysis

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10:  Shani Davis of the United States reacts after competing during the Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Paul Gilham/Getty Images

History was not made on the big oval in Sochi on Wednesday afternoon in the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race.

Shani Davis—the two-time defending Olympic champion in the 1,000 meters—failed in his quest to become the first American male to capture gold at the same event in three consecutive Winter Games.

His time of 1:09.12 was only good enough for eighth place.

It was the Dutch who continued their dominance of speedskating in Sochi on Wednesday afternoon. They added two more medals to their already impressive, and growing, total.

Stefan Groothuis captured gold for the Netherlands, and he was joined on the podium by his compatriot Michel Mulder who secured bronze. It was Mulder's second medal of the Games, having already captured gold on Monday in the men's 500 meters.

Denny Morrison of Canada rounded out the podium with the silver medal.