Skip to comments.Sochi Olympics: USA's Davis and White win ice dance gold
Posted on 02/17/2014 2:34:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance title with a sultry, spellbinding performance to Scheherazade at the Sochi Games on Monday.
In a showdown with rivals and Canadian training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the American pair proved to be a cut above the rest by winning with a record total of 195.52.
Davis and White, who also became just the fourth non-Russian couple to scoop ice dance gold, set record scores in each segment of the competition - following up their 78.89 in the short with 116.63 in the long program.
"We're so excited, we're kind of in shock a little. I'm not sure what we're feeling," a beaming Davis told reporters after improving on their silver medal from four years ago.
"It kind of all came together for us and we're so pleased to be here. We're kind of in disbelief.
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They were REALLY good as were the Canadians.
All four of come across as such nice young people, very appreciative of the experiences and opportunities they’ve had.
I like them all; very positive and they never blamed their “suits” for any mistakes.
Wish you had added a “Spoiler Alert” since it would be nice to see it tonight without knowing the results first.
Sorry about that... (sheepish)
I thank you for this information.I actually enjoy it more when I know,then I can relax.
I was sad to see that Madison Chock and Evan Bates did not fare better. I had a couple of lunches with Madison, who was very nice and carried a good conversation. Did I forget to mention that she’s drop-dead gorgeous?
They were flawless - they had a Russian coach who introduced them to ballet training and formal dancing.
That paid off for them tonight and this is usually where the Russians are world-class!
Charlie White and Meryl Davis deserve our heartfelt congratulations. They are only the fourth non-Soviet/Russian ice dancing pair to win Olympic Gold.
And they skated a beautiful long program tonight that won over even the Russian crowd in Sochi.