Gold medalist Meryl Davis talks about life after Olympic figure skating
Olympic ice dance gold medalists. From on, they captured six straight national titles, two world titles and an Olympic medal of every color. In June , Davis and White announced they would sit out the season. In March , they said they would extend the break through the season. Davis and White trained together in Michigan and skated together in shows around the world the last three years. They will continue to do so at least through the spring on a Stars on Ice tour. I think that was really telling for me. Davis and White took up commentating, most recently at the U. Championships last month.
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SOCHI, Russia — Each ice dance and pairs figure skating team at the Olympics will have no more than seven minutes of ice time, if they are lucky, to prove to a panel of judges and the world that they are a single unit, a duo that can twizzle, trot and leap harmoniously as one. But year-round and off the ice, several teams have embarked on campaigns to project an image of unity.
The result is a bounty of photographs, some shot and posed professionally, and a fire hose of social media images of the pairs palling around in a couple-y manner as extensions of the on-ice personas they hope will lead them to the podium. While some Olympic figure skating and ice dance couples are romantically involved, most are not.
Here’s what regular couples can learn from ice dancers. Some of those pairs are actually dating, some are just good friends, Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White, were together for 17 years when they competed in Sochi.
After placing first with a world-record The American duo finished first in both the short and free ice dance in the inaugural team competition, and that helped the U. Each near-flawless performance seemed to be on another level from the rest of the field. Even formidable rivals Virtue and Moir were no match either time. Such was the case in this instance too. Davis and White didn’t need to top their Olympic-record score of White discussed dealing with the expectations of being such heavy favorites before the Olympics commenced, and how he and Davis expect greatness as it is, per NBCOlympics.
I guess I would say that nobody can ever put more pressure on us than we put on ourselves. We are both so competitive. We are both harder on ourselves, I think, than anyone could ever be on us. Sometimes when athletes put more pressure than anyone on themselves to succeed, it can backfire. That strategy evidently works just fine for Davis and White, whose rapport and legacy are now sealed.
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Meryl Davis born January 1,  is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White , she is the Olympic champion , the Olympic silver medalist , a two-time , World champion, five-time Grand Prix Final champion — , three-time Four Continents champion , , and six-time U. They also won a bronze medal in the team event at the Winter Olympics.
When a nine-year-old Meryl Davis was first told to hold hands with an if it were yesterday, White’s memories of that first ‘dance date’ are not as gushing. Ice dance gold medallists Meryl Davis and Charlie White (R) skate.
No, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the gold medal-winning ice dancing team at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, are not dating, nor have they ever felt “that way” about each other. However, if you thought they were a couple or that they just have to be “an item,” then they did their job, Davis, 27, says. The duo will continue their ice stories in Hershey at 7 p. Thursday, as headliners of “Stars on Ice” at the Giant Center. In fact, while competing on the TV dance show, there will be a lot of flights from one coast to another as they tour with “Stars on Ice,” which features the U.
Olympic figure skating team as cast members for the nationwide tour. That team includes two-time U. During promotions for “Dancing with the Stars” and “Stars on Ice,” Davis says she gets asked to explain her relationship with White, her longtime ice dance partner. Is it romantic? Is it brother and sister? There are so many facets to the relationship over 17 years, she says, that it is difficult to classify.
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Updated: August 29, am. Davis and White had two Olympic appearances. In at the Vancouver Games, they won silver in ice dance. The two recently announced their retirement from competitive skating, but they still have many irons in the fire. Davis and White have been touring the country with Stars on Ice.
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Kimberly Gill , Anchor. Derick Hutchinson , Senior Web Producer. Life hasn’t stopped for Davis since the Olympics, and she will be taking on a new role during this year’s events. Millions watched as Davis and White brought home the gold in Sochi. They had been ice dancing together since they were 8 or 9 years old. But this year, they’re sitting out the Olympics in South Korea and retiring from competing.
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Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White claimed a first Olympic figure skating ice dancing gold for the USA with new world.
Davis and White delivered on their season-long goal of gold Monday night, giving the U. They beat longtime rivals and training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, and it wasn’t even close. Davis and White finished with It was a flip of the Vancouver podium, where Virtue and Moir were first and the Americans second.
It’s the 15th gold in Olympic figure skating for the Americans, most of any country, but first in dance, a discipline where they weren’t even afterthoughts a decade ago. Davis and White also won the first world title by a U. Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov were third, adding a bronze medal to the gold they won in the team competition.
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Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the most decorated American ice dancers in history, yet they do not plan to compete again. Davis and White, both 30 years old, have not competed since they won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. During a year career, the tandem became the Olympic champions, the Olympic silver medalists, two-time World champions , , five-time Grand Prix Final champions and six-time U.
Despite a lifetime of success, Davis and White are comfortable moving on from competition and enjoying the sport from the side. Sports Illustrated caught up with Davis and White to chat about their careers, future plans and what it means to be an Olympian. Nihal Kolur : Before we get into any specifics: For those who are unaware, what is the difference between ice dancing and figure skating?
Three-time Olympic ice dance medalist Meryl Davis had her big day in the south of Tanith White and Kristi Yamaguchi – as well as Charlie White, her ice dance partner Davis and Andreev began dating in the fall of
SOCHI, Russia Reuters – When a nine-year-old Meryl Davis was first told to hold hands with an eight-year-old Charlie White and look deeply into his eyes while holding his gaze – just thinking about it left her blushing and tongue-tied. However, it was just as well it did not take her long to overcome the embarrassment because an adventure that began rather tentatively in can culminate with a glittering finale on February 17 as Davis and White are favorites to become the first American ice dancers to win Olympic gold.
It took us a couple of years before we developed a personal relationship. We both were single skaters and loved the sport. So I was a little bit ahead of Meryl when we first tried out and I remember being kind of annoyed that I had to take a step back to try out with her. They were the first American ice dancers to win the world championships in , a feat they repeated in They have captured a record six successive U.
Their distinctive looks have not only allowed them to role-play characters as wide ranging as Bollywood dancers and Scheherazade, it has also made them darlings of the sponsorship world.
Meryl Davis, Charlie White remain close to skating, the sport they dominated
Davis and White set an Olympic record with a ice-dancing score. White is actually dating ex-figure skater Tanith Belbin but purposely.
For those of you hoping that maybe Charlie White and Meryl Davis were more than friends and Olympic champion ice dancers White, 26, is engaged to girlfriend Tanith Belbin, 29, the Sochi gold medalist taking to Instagram on Tuesday to share the happy news and a pic of his newly short-haired self with his beaming fiancee and her gleaming diamond ring. Davis was one of the first to congratulate her longtime partner on the ice, tweeting , “Congrats to these two!
Beautiful girl, beautiful [diamond ring emoji]! Good work CharlieaWhite. White first opened up about his love life while he and Davis were competiting on “Dancing With the Stars,” revealing that he had been dating Belbin, a former ice dancer, for five years. He said that Belbin was uniquely able to understand the constant are-they-or-aren’t-they questions that come with being part of a pair. Skip to content.
Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White on the Art of Being Just Friends
Two years after her Olympic Ice Dancing partner married, the other half of Canton’s dynamic duo is engaged. Andreev is the son of Marina Zoueva, who previously coached Davis. The couple did not announce a wedding date. For more local news, click here to sign up for real-time news alerts and newsletters from Plymouth-Canton Patch, click here to find your local Michigan Patch.
The couple did not announce a wedding date. In , Davis’ partner Charlie White married another ice skating champion, Tanith Belbin.
They glide across the ice with beaming smiles and interlaced hands. One movement is mirrored by another. Muscle meets grace. More than a few couples watching the Olympics at home are probably wishing their relationships were more like the ones they see on the ice. Some of those pairs are actually dating, some are just good friends, others are brother and sister — but all spend way more time together than most married couples. Of course, the faces they show to millions of fans can hide plenty of turmoil.
And yet many of them stay together for years — 20 and counting for Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.