Sochi, Russia — Meryl Davis and Charlie White captured the gold medals in Ice Dance — the first Olympic title for the U.S.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada took the silver. The bronze went to Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia.
Davis and White scored 116.63 points in the free dance to finish with 195.52, 4.53 ahead of Virtue and Moir.
In the last Winter Olympics 2010, the Canadians won the first place, and Americans second. This time, however, the gold went to Americans, and Canadians got the silver. What a nice flip of luck!
Davis and White started skating together in 1997. After 17 years of hard work, it finally paid off. They captured the Olympic Gold Medals.
“That in itself justified 17 years of hard work,” White said of their performance.
Standing on the podium with sparkling gold medals, the duo dancers seemed couldn’t believe it.
Indeed,they’re the Champions!