Meryl Davis and Charlie White Win Team USA First-Ever Gold in Ice Dancing (PICS)
Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday, winning Team USA’s first-ever gold in ice dancing.
The pair received a score of 116.63 for their free dance, which, combined with their short dance score from Sunday, gave them a total of 195.52 points.
That was more than enough to beat Canada (190.99) and Russia (183.48).
The athletes’ free dance score also marked the highest-ever in history, breaking the world record set by Canada earlier in the competition.
It was a long-awaited comeback after landing silver to Canada’s gold in Vancouver four years ago.
Davis and White had help from “Dancing with the Stars” champ Derek Hough, who choreographed their My Fair Lady-themed short dance.
After the big win, Hough, who was unable to attend the games, tweeted, “So proud of @CharlieaWhite and @Meryl_Davis Making History today for the U.S.A. Well deserved .Wish I could have been there ! Incredible.”
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