All that mattered this time was the color of the medal, not the color of his skin, for some.
Four years ago at Turin, he became the first African-American athlete to win an individual gold at the Winter Games. This time, he simply wanted to be known for his skating. Period
“When you’re a world champion or an Olympic champion, you get this little thing on your back called a target,” said Davis, the first male skater to win this event a second time at the Winter Games. “To go out there and win the 1,000 meters twice is truly amazing.”
He returned to the ice on Saturday looking to take the Gold in his favorite event the 1,500 meters but fell a little short earning the Silver medal for the U.S. He finished more than a half-second behind, still good enough for his second medal of these games and fourth of his Olympic career.