Sochi 2014: Stefan Groothuis wins 1,000m speed skating gold

Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands competes during the Men"s 1000m Speed Skating event during day 5 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands won men's speed skating 1,000m gold as American Shani Davis failed to secure a third consecutive Olympic title.

Davis, 31, added silver over 1500m to both of his golds in 2006 and 2010, but his time of one minute 9.12 seconds in Sochi could only earn him eighth place.

Groothuis, 32, clocked 1:08.39 to beat Canada's Denny Morrison by 0.04 secs.

Michel Mulder, in 1:08.74, took bronze to win the Netherlands a 10th speed skating medal of the Games.

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