Meryl Davis and Charlie White take a second swing at the Gold this year in Sochi.
Winning the silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics just wasn’t enough for Meryl Davis and Charlie White. This year, the nation’s favorite Ice Dancing couple is yet again heading to the Olympics in Sochi after landing the top spot at the U.S National Championship in Boston this past weekend. They will be leading Team USA in Sochi this upcoming February, and this time the two are all in for the Gold-medal.
Meryl and Charlie have quite the extensive history as an ice-dancing pair, with 16 years of competing under their belt. Their journey has only been an upward climb ever since they won the US Juvenile Dance Silver Medal in 1998.
Meryl & Charlie’s Accomplishments
- 4-time Grand Prix Final Champions
- 5-time US Champions (2009-13)
- Silver Olympic Medalists in 2010
- World Champions in 2011 & 2013
About Meryl Davis
Born on Jan. 1, 1987, Meryl has been on the ice since she was five-years-old. Originally from Royal Oak, Michigan, Meryl now trains in Canton. She is also a student at the University of Michigan, and expected to graduate this year. When she’s on the ice she represents Arctic Figure Skating Club. But when she’s off the ice, she likes to spend a majority of her time reading, baking, and playing with her dog.
About Charlie White
Although Charlie and Meryl have been competing together since 1998, White has spent a bit of time skating on his own. He participated in a few singles figure skating competitions, including the U.S National where he took the title of Intermediate Men’s Champion. White also attends the University of Michigan, and he trains in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Charlie represents the Detroit Skating Club when on the ice, and enjoys playing hockey in his free time. He even stated that if he weren’t a figure skater, he would play ice hockey. However, his love for hockey caused him and Davis to take a year off in 2005 after breaking his ankle.
The Couple Goes for Gold
It didn’t take long, however, for the couple to start dominating the ice yet again. After claiming their place on top on Saturday, the couple is ready to do the same in Sochi. Mariana Zoueva coaches them, and they even hired five-time "Dancing With The Stars" champion Derek Hough to step up their Olympic choreography.
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