Stephanie Sokol for The Pit
Michigan residents Meryl Davis and Charlie White took home gold today for Olympic ice dancing. The duo was the first in the United States to win the title.
Yesterday, the skaters earned an international personal best with a score of 78.89, according to the Associated Press.
During the final round this afternoon, Davis, 27, and White, 26, finished at 195.52 after earning 116.63 points in the free dance today for their chilling performance to “Sheherazade.”
The University of Michigan students placed in second four years ago, but their score left them 4.53 ahead of second place dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, who won in 2o1o. Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia took the bronze.
“I told Charlie in the middle of the program I felt like I was in a dream,” Davis said about yesterday’s performance in an interview with the Associated Press. “It is such a surreal experience.”