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Shani Davis 

Fun Fact

Davis attributes his success to his mother, who moved the two of them from the South Side to the North Side so they could be closer to training facilities at Robert Crown Center in Evanston. 
Shani Davis 
Speed skater 
Born: 8/13/1982 
Location: Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center   
Hometown: Chicago 
Grammar School:  
High School: Marquette Senior High School, Michigan 
   
Shani Davis grew up on the South Side of Chicago. He spent his spare time in roller rinks where, as early as the age of three, he was scolded by security guards for skating too fast. Davis joined the Evanston Speedskating Club at six and began winning regional competitions when he was only eight. Davis won Gold and Silver medals at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy.