SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Zbigniew Brodka knocked off all the big names in the men's 1,500 meters, capturing Poland's first gold medal in speedskating Saturday.
Brodka won the closest 1,500 in Olympic history over Koen Verweij of the Netherlands, who skated in the final pair. The two were initially shown on the scoreboard as tied for the top spot, but when the time was broken down to the thousandths, the victory went to Brodka.
His time was 1 minute, 45.006 seconds. Verweij settled for silver in 1:45.009.
The bronze went to Canada's Denny Morrison, his second medal of the Sochi Games.
It was another tough day for two-time silver medalist Shani Davis and the rest of the American team. Despite changing suits, Brian Hansen was the top U.S. finisher in seventh. Davis was 11th.
Viktor Ahn of Russia won the gold medal in men's 1,000 short track, with teammate Vladimir Grigorev taking the silver.
The mostly Russian crowd at Iceberg Skating Palace erupted as Ahn and Grigorev crossed the finish line Saturday.
Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands claimed the bronze.
It was Ahn's second medal of the Sochi Olympics, having given his adopted country its first short track medal with a bronze in the 1,500. Ahn was born in South Korea and competed in the Olympics for his native country before becoming a Russian citizen in 2011.
The judges disqualified Sin Da-woon of South Korea.