Davis, White set for upset

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Why Olympic star Charlie White doesn’t want you to know whom he’s dating

Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo’s Terms and Privacy Policy. White, who along with Meryl Davis is favorite to win ice dance gold at these Winter Olympics, is in a long-term relationship with model and former figure skater Tanith Belbin, who was voted by Men’s Health magazine as the most attractive female Olympian at the Vancouver Games four years ago.

However, while most men would surely want to tell the world if they were lucky enough to be in his situation, White admitted that he tries to keep his off-ice partnership with Belbin a secret, for competitive reasons.

Since the Olympics, Virtue and Moir have been riding a wave of duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who left competition after beating Virtue.

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? Charlie White : Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating.

Most people confuse pair skating and ice dancing but ice dancing is much more, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ on ice, more of a ballroom feel. The connection between the partners is much closer as well and the technical elements we do are less explosive. We do a lot of lifts but we’re not allowed to lift over the head and we don’t do side by side jumps or spins. The crux of ice dancing is the connection between the partners and the music and how you’re able to tell a story.

Nihal Kolur: So what got you interested in figure skating in the first place? Meryl Davis : We grew up skating, locally in Detroit, as a lot of kids in that area do.

Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White on the Art of Being Just Friends

The two Olympic skaters, who met on the ice in , tied the knot last weekend in West Bloomfield, just a few miles from the Canton ice arena where they perfected their spins, lifts, jumps and spirals. People magazine reported on the subdued, elegant ceremony before friends and family at the Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield. Meryl Davis, White’s longtime skating partner and fellow gold medalist in the ice-dancing competition at the Sochi Olympics, was one of Belbin’s attendants.

Belbin won a silver medal in the Torino Olympics with skating partner Benjamin Agosto, who was a guest at the wedding. White, who grew up in Bloomfield Hills, told People he thought Belbin was “the most beautiful girl at the rink” when they met, and he figures “probably every guy had a crush on her. Being chosen by someone who you admire more than anyone else in this world, it’s just the luckiest feeling I can ever have.

White and Davis transcended sports in , going from the sports from the tabloids: Is Davis dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy, her partner from.

In a showdown with rivals and Canadian training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the American couple proved a cut above the rest by winning with a world record total of And 17 years of hard work was justified. From the moment the Americans stepped on the ice, with Davis wearing a sequined purple halter neck dress and White in an embroidered velvet jacket, the crowd waited with bated breath to see which side of the International Boundary the gold medal would end up in.

A breathless White struggled to put one boot in front of the other as the couple skated off the rink and when their scores flashed up to confirm they were only the fourth non-Russian couple to scoop ice dance gold there were hugs all around. A journey that led the American pair down a path in which they won two world championships, five consecutive grand prix finals and a record six successive U. National titles, ended on Monday with the biggest prize of all.

They also finished off with a flourish as they earned world record scores in each segment of the competition – following up their Virtue and Moir had hoped to join Russians Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov as the only couples to have won back-to-back Olympic ice dance golds but had to settle for silver with The Canadian couple, who charmed the world four years ago on home ice in Vancouver, were delighted with their classical interpretation of Petit Adagio, Waltz in Concerto No.

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As they enter the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Meryl Davis and In at the Vancouver Olympics, Davis and White followed Belbin and Sign up for the Rebound Newsletter and receive up to date information.

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Meryl Davis born January 1, [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. Davis and White teamed up in and they are currently the longest lasting dance team in the United States.

In fact, White, 26, who won the gold medal with Davis at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has been in a five-year relationship with Tanith Belbin,

I was assigned two sports to cover by my editors at Sports Illustrated: speed skating and ice hockey. It was a lucky draw. Eric Heiden won an unprecedented five skating gold medals and was the cover story the first week. I became hooked on the Winter Olympics for life. That streak ends with Sochi, which I will enjoy from the comfort of my couch. Judging from some of the early media reports urine-colored water, stray dogs in some hotels, unfinished rooms, fields of mud, security concerns, ongoing construction, etc.

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Watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s breathtaking, gold skating-winning performance at the Olympics this past week, it was practically impossible not to.

Watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s breathtaking, gold skating-winning performance at the Olympics this past week, it was practically impossible not to assume that the poje-dancing duo was completely, hopelessly in love. But despite spending the majority of their time together for the past 17 years, the partners insist that they’ve always remained firmly in the skating camp. Take that, Harry and Sally! Let’s talk about the art of being just friends. I know everyone always thinks you’re dating, but you’ve said you’re not.

Tell me how you’ve made it work for so long. Charlie and I were pretty shy around each other when we first started out around as little kids, but as the years went on, we developed a really close bond. We really spent the ice of figure together since we were eight and nine years old. I think that since we’ve grown up together, and we’ve been such integral parts of each other’s lives for so long, it’s really created a very close friendship. Do you have any rules for staying just friends, or did it happen that way on its own?

From a young age, we were so focused on advancing in our sport and doing wedding we could as skating skaters, that’s really where all of our ice went. It’s not easy. It takes a ice of respect, it takes a lot of skater, and having similar work ethic.

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The pair, who have been skating together since fourth grade, spoke to Cosmopolitan. How do you feel about people who say that ice dancing isn’t a sport? Charlie: I think it’s easy to sit on your couch and say that kind of thing. It’s definitely one of the most physical activities you can take part in.

You can see the rest of the tour dates here. But it’s their two Olympic ice dance victories — eight years apart — that will be remembered best. front of a home crowd to hold off American rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

No questioning the authenticity of their Bollywood-style dance, either. Davis and White won the original dance Friday night, extending their lead and moving one step closer to an upset victory over Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto at the U. Figure Skating Championships. Davis and White are 1. In original dance, couples can create any kind of dance that falls within an assigned theme. There are no such complaints about Davis and White, whose original dance has become a viral hit in India and among people with ties to South Asia.

One video of their OD has been viewed almost , times on YouTube, astronomical numbers for a skating video, and it’s gotten high praise on several Web sites celebrating Indian culture.

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