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Charlie White And Meryl Davis Win USA’s First-Ever Gold In Ice Dancing

The childhood friends edge out Canada and Russia for first.

1. With a first-place finish in today’s free skate, Meryl Davis and Charlie White have brought home the United States’ first gold medal in ice dancing since the sport was introduced in 1976.

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3. They’re six-time American champs and two-time world champs, and won silver in Vancouver in 2010.

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4. Fun fact: Davis and White grew up near each other in the Detroit suburbs and both attend the University of Michigan. Go Blue/America!

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5. Watch their short program routine here and watch a full replay of today’s free dance segment (which ended with their victory) here.

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