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Davis and White win ice dance gold

Davis and White win ice dance gold

ICE DANCING: Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17. Photo: Reuters/Marko Djurica

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Meryl Davis and Charlie White produced a sultry and spellbinding performance to Scheherazade to become the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance title on Monday.

In a showdown with rivals and Canadian training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the American pair won with a record total of 195.52.

SPECIAL SECTION: 2014 Sochi Games

Virtue and Moir had been hoping to join Russians Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov as the only couples to have won back-to-back ice dance golds but instead had to settle for silver with 190.99.

Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov won bronze to maintain Russia’s record of finishing on the ice dance podium at every Olympics dating back to the event’s introduction in 1976.

(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Peter Rutherford)

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