Meryl Davis and Charlie White of Michigan win gold at Olympics

White and Davis accepting their record 6th U.S. title in January. The duo became the first to win gold for the U.S. in ice dancing this afternoon. Photo/USA TODAY

White and Davis accepting their record 6th U.S. title in January. The duo became the first to win gold for the U.S. in ice dancing this afternoon. Photo/USA TODAY

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.”

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