JNS.org – Jewish-American figure skater Charlie White and his partner Meryl Davis won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ice dancing competition on Monday.
Davis and White finished with a score of 195.52, about 4.5 points ahead of Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who won the silver medal. Russia’s Nikita Katsalapov and Elena Ilinykh won bronze.
White and Davis’s gold medal is the 15th gold in Olympic figure skating for the U.S., but America’s first gold in ice dancing. White and Davis also won a bronze medal at the team skating competition last Sunday.
Davis and White, who have been skating together since 1997, skated to the music from “Sheherazade.”
“That in itself justified 17 years of hard work,” White said, the Associated Press reported.