ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- American Shani Davis won World Cup gold Saturday in the men's 1,500 metres at the Alau Ice Palace.
He finished first in one minute 46.01 seconds. Havard Bokko of Norway earned the silver medal in 1:46.34 and Zbigniew Brodka of Poland won bronze in 1:46.42.
Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C., was sixth and Regina's Lucas Makowsky was 13th.
Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic won gold in the women's 5,000 in a track-record time of 7:00.75. Germany's Claudia Pechstein won silver in 7:01.05 and Russia's Olga Graf took bronze in 7:01.38.
Ottawa's Ivanie Blondin was ninth.
The men's pursuit team placed fourth out of 12 countries. Sunday's races will feature the women's team pursuit, women's 1,500 and men's 10,000 metres.