American Shani Davis, 31, failed to win a medal in his signature event, the 1,000 meters, Wednesday at the Sochi Olympics.
Dutch record-holder Stefan Groothuis, a six-time national champion, took gold with his time of 1:08.39.
Canada’s Denny Morrison took silver (1:08.43). And Michel Mulder of the Netherlands, who won gold in the 500 earlier in the week, won the bronze (1:08.74.
In missing the podium, Davis, a four-time Olympic medalist, became the latest high-profile American to fall short of expectations in Sochi. On Saturday, 36-year-old Bode Miller came up short in Saturday’s men’s downhill, finishing eighth. And Monday, Shaun White, the odds-on favorite to become the first U.S man to win gold in the same event at three consecutive Winter Olympics, slid on the halfpipe instead and finished just off the podium, in fourth.