People: Feb. 27, 2006

IT'S TRUE. HE SKATED FAST SHANI DAVIS became the first African-American male to earn Winter Olympic gold by winning the 1,000-m speedskating race. But he didn't win friends. Davis had skipped the team-pursuit event to train for the 1,000, an individual race. When asked about Davis' win, American Chad Hedrick, who raced in the pursuit, said, "Shani skated fast today. That's about all I have to say." Joked Davis: "At least he said I skated fast. That was nice." Want drama? The two square off this week in the 1,500.

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