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In a showdown with rivals and Canadian training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the American couple proved a cut above the rest by winning with a world record total of And 17 years of hard work was justified. From the moment the Americans stepped on the ice, with Davis wearing a sequined purple halter neck dress and White in an embroidered velvet jacket, the crowd waited with bated breath to see which side of the International Boundary the gold medal would end up in. A breathless White struggled to put one boot in front of the other as the couple skated off the rink and when their scores flashed up to confirm they were only the fourth non-Russian couple to scoop ice dance gold there were hugs all around. A journey that led the American pair down a path in which they won two world championships, five consecutive grand prix finals and a record six successive U. National titles, ended on Monday with the biggest prize of all. They also finished off with a flourish as they earned world record scores in each segment of the competition – following up their Virtue and Moir had hoped to join Russians Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov as the only couples to have won back-to-back Olympic ice dance golds but had to settle for silver with The Canadian couple, who charmed the world four years ago on home ice in Vancouver, were delighted with their classical interpretation of Petit Adagio, Waltz in Concerto No. However, once the scores of the Americans, who skated last, flashed up, Moir could only shrug in disappointment.
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AP — As they enter the U. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Meryl Davis and Charlie White ponder just who they are joining in receiving one of the highest honors in their sport. Davis and White, along with training partners and friends Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, were at the forefront of bringing ice dance to previously unreachable heights for Americans. Once the abyss of the sport, Americans now tend to populate podiums in international competitions.
But Davis and White were — and are — about so much more than their on-ice performances. He now coaches and she has been instrumental in the startup and development of Figure Skating in Detroit, an offshoot of the inner city Figure Skating in Harlem program that has been a rousing success in New York City.
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Following Charlie White and Meryl Davis winning a gold medal at the Olympics for pairs ice dancing, rumors have ramped up again that the pair are dating. White told Team USA in an interview that the most awkward situation for the pair is when people ask about them being a couple. I think people would be shocked to learn exactly how well we know each other and how creepy it can be.
White explained to Yahoo! White was asked whether it is odd to portray being in love with someone who is not his romantic partner. Meryl and I have been skating together for 16 years. Meryl and I are oftentimes trying to portray people who are in love. She moved to attend school in Michigan in order to be closer to White, who attends the University of Michigan. She did say that since White is out training so much, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog and got started with a new hobby—cooking.
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Four years ago, Metro Detroit’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White skated But this year, they’re sitting out the Olympics in South Korea and a former professional figure skater whom she’s been dating for more than six years.
Kimberly Gill , Anchor. Derick Hutchinson , Senior Web Producer. Life hasn’t stopped for Davis since the Olympics, and she will be taking on a new role during this year’s events. Millions watched as Davis and White brought home the gold in Sochi. They had been ice dancing together since they were 8 or 9 years old. But this year, they’re sitting out the Olympics in South Korea and retiring from competing. Davis isn’t hanging up her skates completely. She’s still skating professionally, traveling the world doing skating tours and shows for entertainment.
She’s also giving back to the community by teaching figure skating to young girls in a program called Figure Skating in Detroit. But it also has a large academic component.
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Meryl Davis born January 1,  is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White , she is the Olympic champion , the Olympic silver medalist , a two-time , World champion, five-time Grand Prix Final champion — , three-time Four Continents champion , , and six-time U. They also won a bronze medal in the team event at the Winter Olympics. Davis and White teamed up in and they are currently the longest lasting dance team in the United States.
They are the first American ice dancers to win the World title, as well as the first Americans to win the Olympic title.
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AP — As they enter the U. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Meryl Davis and Charlie White ponder just who they are joining in receiving one of the highest honors in their sport. Davis and White, along with training partners and friends Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto , were at the forefront of bringing ice dance to previously unreachable heights for Americans.
Once the abyss of the sport, Americans now tend to populate podiums in international competitions. But Davis and White were — and are — about so much more than their on-ice performances. He now coaches and she has been instrumental in the startup and development of Figure Skating in Detroit , an offshoot of the inner city Figure Skating in Harlem program that has been a rousing success in New York City.
We recognized we would have a role as we were ascending and we felt it was a real responsibility. Be thoughtful and considerate with anyone you deal with. We tried to let our skating do the talking as competitors, but we wanted the way we conducted ourselves off the ice to be professional and helpful to the sport.
Meissner, still one of the few American women to master the triple Axel, also is one of those rare athletes to be a champion on all level. She won novice, junior and senior U. Her performance at age 16 at Calgary worlds soon after finishing sixth at the Turin Olympics as the youngest U. It was nerves at the Olympics and I was happy to salvage what I did.
Meryl Davis, Charlie White entering US Figure Skating Hall of Fame
Dancing with the Stars Originally retrieved from abc. As a child, Davis wished to glide atop the frozen surface of the Michigan Lake adjacent to her home, so learning to ice skate at the age of five was a natural choice. Davis and White are also six-time U. Champions, and five-time Grand Prix Final Champions.
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Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the most decorated American ice dancers in history, yet they do not plan to compete again. Davis and White, both 30 years old, have not competed since they won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. During a year career, the tandem became the Olympic champions, the Olympic silver medalists, two-time World champions , , five-time Grand Prix Final champions and six-time U.
Despite a lifetime of success, Davis and White are comfortable moving on from competition and enjoying the sport from the side. Sports Illustrated caught up with Davis and White to chat about their careers, future plans and what it means to be an Olympian. Nihal Kolur : Before we get into any specifics: For those who are unaware, what is the difference between ice dancing and figure skating?
Charlie White : Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating. Most people confuse pair skating and ice dancing but ice dancing is much more, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ on ice, more of a ballroom feel. The connection between the partners is much closer as well and the technical elements we do are less explosive. We do a lot of lifts but we’re not allowed to lift over the head and we don’t do side by side jumps or spins. The crux of ice dancing is the connection between the partners and the music and how you’re able to tell a story.
Nihal Kolur: So what got you interested in figure skating in the first place? Meryl Davis : We grew up skating, locally in Detroit, as a lot of kids in that area do.
U-M students Meryl Davis and Charlie White will not compete in 2014-15 figure skating season
T he Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be an extravaganza of cold weather sports, over which the real-life couples of ice skating will arguably take the center stage. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that many of the figure skating and ice dancing pairs at the Winter Olympics are couples both on and off the ice — after all, partners that skate together, stay together. Both skated with other partners beforehand but what will make this Olympics even more special is that this will be the first games that the pair will be competing as a real-life couple.
In an interview with NBC , Evan shared that he thinks this Olympics will be momentous for the both of them. While Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are no longer together, the pair dated for two-and-a-half years despite initially not liking one another as partners on the ice.
No, Meryl Davis and Charlie White aren’t dating. to show we’re in love on the ice, everyone just assumes, ‘Hey, they probably are a couple off the ice. Davis, 27, and White, 26, have been skating together since
The pair, who have been skating together since fourth grade, spoke to Cosmopolitan. How do you feel about people who say that ice dancing isn’t a sport? Charlie: I think it’s easy to sit on your couch and say that kind of thing. It’s definitely one of the most physical activities you can take part in. I played hockey when I was young, and it’s definitely on equal footing — the only difference is I didn’t have to look good while playing hockey.
What is your reaction to the rumors that you’re dating each other? Charlie: I didn’t know there were rumors! But, I think we can positively quell those, since we’re both in relationships. It’s tough because on the ice we have to make people believe that we’re in love during our performances, so we’ll take that people think we’re dating as a compliment because I guess we’re doing our job well!
But we grew up together and have known each other for so long, so there is a connection there. On the topic of dating, the Olympic Village is known to be hookup crazy place where everyone’s on Tinder. Tell me more about that. Meryl: [Laughs] Well, we’re definitely not on Tinder, since we’re both in relationships already.