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Olympics: Shy US figure skaters find their feet to win gold

Meryl Davis and Charlie White dazzled the judges at the Sochi Olympics to win America's first ever ice dance title -- but the personal chemistry was not immediately evident when they met as shy youngsters. A spellbinding four minutes on the ice from the pair from Bloomfield, Michigan, was the culmination of 17 years of hard work as they broke their own world record score to seal gold with 195.52 points.

Olympics: Shy US figure skaters find their feet to win gold

Meryl Davis and Charlie White dazzled the judges at the Sochi Olympics to win America's first ever ice dance title -- but the personal chemistry was not immediately evident when they met as shy youngsters. A spellbinding four minutes on the ice from the pair from Bloomfield, Michigan, was the culmination of 17 years of hard work as they broke their own world record score to seal gold with 195.52 points.

Olympics: Davis, White bid for first US ice dance gold

Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White will bid to claim a first Olympic gold medal for the United States in ice dancing at the Iceberg Skating Palace starting Sunday. Their biggest rivals will be reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada and two Russian couples -- European champions Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev and Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov. Both Russian couples have already won gold in the new team event last Sunday in which the Canadians finished silver medallists and the Americans took bronze.

Olympics: Davis, White bid for first US ice dance gold

Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White will bid to claim a first Olympic gold medal for the United States in ice dancing at the Iceberg Skating Palace starting Sunday. Their biggest rivals will be reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada and two Russian couples -- European champions Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev and Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov. Both Russian couples have already won gold in the new team event last Sunday in which the Canadians finished silver medallists and the Americans took bronze.

Davis and White reclaim ice dance crown

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White capped a perfect season by reclaiming the ice dance title from Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the figure skating world championships on Saturday. While the title will change hands, it will not go far with the good friends and training partners sharing a coach and practise rink in Detroit.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Figure Skating: Davis and White claim world ice dance title

Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their second world ice dance crown in three seasons on Saturday after taking the free dance final at the World Figure Skating Championships. Davis and White, who also won the short dance, took the title with 189.56 points overall to 185.04 for their training partners, reigning world and Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. Russia's Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev were third overall on 169.19.

INTERVIEW-Figure skating-Davis and White put tantrums on ice

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - No one would have blamed American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White if they had thrown a hissy fit and yelled at the top of their lungs that they had been robbed of the 2012 world title.

Figure skating: Davis, White win Four Continents dance

The US duo of Meryl Davis and Charlie White came from behind to beat Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada at the Four Continents championships on Sunday. Davis and White, second in Friday's short dance behind the Canadians with a gap of 0.44 points, topped the free dance on 112.68 points and won the title with a two-day total of 187.36. Virtue and Moir marked the second best free-dance score of 109.20 to finish second overall on 184.32. Another US couple of Madison Chock and Evan Bates came in third on 160.42.
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