Denny Morrison wins second gold this weekend

Canadian speedskater Denny Morrison captured his second victory in as many days, winning the 1,000 metres in a long-track World Cup on Sunday.

Morrison, raced to a time of one minute 08.53 seconds to lower the track record at Kolomna Speedskating Center that he set in winning the same distance a day earlier.


Christine Nesbitt of London, Ont., added a bronze in the women’s 1,000 metres.

Dutchmen Stefan Groothuis and Mark Tuitert were 0.14 and 0.56 seconds behind Morrison for second and third in the 1,000.

World sprint overall champion Shani Davis of the U.S., who sat out Saturday’s 1,000 after cutting his leg with one of his skates in the 500-metre race, clocked 1:09.22 for fourth and 60 points. He remains on top of the standings with 590 points, 70 ahead of Morrison with two races left in the season.