Sunday, February 16, 2014


Bravo to United States ice dance duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White! Record breaking score of 78.89 for their short program puts them in the lead for gold at Sochi 2014.  

photo courtesy Damian Meyer, AFP
Look at these beautiful faces!  They danced to My Fair Lady, and you can just see the joy, the closeness of these two lovely athletes. They have been together as a pair for seventeen (17) years, and it shows!

Does anyone remember Torvill and Dean in the 1984 Olympics? The only pair to receive a perfect 6.0 in Olympic ice dance history. An immediate sensation, for the long program they danced to Bolero, and I firmly believe (among with many others) their souls were united. They themselves exclaimed at that moment, their lives were forever changed~

Rarely does genius occur, and when it does, it lasts forever.  Such is the strength of phenomenon. The big question is, we know that Davis and White have great potential, but is it sustaining? As enduring, as surprising, as unpredictable as Torvill and Dean? Perhaps comparisons are odious, as my grandmother would remark, but nonetheless, we wonder, can Davis and White mirror the magic of Torvill and Dean at tomorrow's long program, also known as the free skate?

And the runner up pair in the short program, Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dance to the tune of  Dream A Little Dream of Me, and reap a personal best score of 76.33. These two pairs have the same coach, Marina Zueva.

Virtue and Moir

AND, the Russians came in third with a score of 73.04.  They could come back in the free skate, anything is really possible!  Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia, they won the gold for best style in the team competition with their black swan rendition.

 Click here for a great link for ALL the ice dance pictures!

AND, for the finale, click SOCHI ICE DANCE FREE SKATE for Gold medal glory!

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