Davis and White skate their way to USA's first ice dancing gold
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 01:08
Feb. 17 - Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. beat their Canadian rivals to win gold in the Olympic ice dancing competition. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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It was a much anticipated showdown, Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir from Canada.
The Americans skated their way to USA's first gold in Olympic ice dancing - after a spellbinding performance that left the defending champions (Virtue and Moir) with a silver medal.
The decisive moment came after the free dance competition Monday, where Davis and White finished with 195.52 - about 4.5 points ahead of the Canadians.
Smiles broke out on ice immediately after their captivating routine… A different emotion from White's intense focus on Friday.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES (U.S.) OLYMPIC ICE DANCER, CHARLIE WHITE, SAYING:
"So you know all that we can do is just worry about going out there and skating our best, and... I mean, there's no shoo-in. There's nothing like that, and that's not how anyone should take it. It's a real competition and that's how we all like it."
The duo's 17-year partnership on the ice has proven to be golden. Their complex fast-paced footwork, innovative lifts and synchronized spins have set the ice dance world alight.
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