Another day, another failed three-peat attempt.
Trying to become the first American man to win three straight golds at a Winter Olympics, Shani Davis finished in a disappointing eighth place in the 1,000 meters Wednesday. This came a day after Shaun White finished fourth in the halfpipe in his quest for the first three-peat by a U.S. man.
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Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands won in 1:08.39, followed by Canada's Denny Morrison (1:08.43) and another Dutchman, 500-meter champ Michel Mulder (1:08.74).
Skating in the third-to-last pair, Davis posted ...
Gretchen Bleiler is peaking at the right time. The 28-year-old snowboarder "went to a whole other level" at the Winter X Games last month to claim her record fourth superpipe title. "It feels amazing to win that. I finally stepped up to my potential," she tells TVGuide.com. "I know I'm capable of doing more at the Olympics." The Aspen, Colo., native, who nabbed silver in Torino, is back to win gold and is contemplating a never-before-landed trick in the women's competition to help her do it: the 1080 (three revolutions in the air).