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Meryl Davis and Charlie White - Olympic Gold and Silver Medalists

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Meryl Davis and Charlie White

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Olympic Gold and Silver Medalists and World Figure Skating Champions:

In 2010, Meryl Davis and Charlie White won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. They are the 2011 and 2013 World Figure Skating Ice Dance Champions.  In 2014, at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, they became the first ice dancers from the United States to win gold.

Dates and Places of Birth:

Meryl Davis was born on January 1, 1987 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Charlie White was born on October 24, 1987 in Royal Oak, Michigan.

U.S. National Ice Dance Champions and Four Continents Champions:

 

Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have had a successful skating career. After winning the United States Junior Ice Dancing title in 2006, they placed third in 2007 and second in 2008 at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. In 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 they won the U.S. Ice Dance title. They also won the 2009 Four Continents Championships and the 2009 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Gold Medal Winners - 2008 Skate Canada:

In 2008, Davis and White won gold at Skate Canada. Their win was their first Grand Prix of Figure Skating title.

2007, 2008, 2009 U.S. World Team Members and 2006 Junior World Medalists:

 

Meryl Davis and Charlie White's third and second place finishes at the United States National Figure Skating Championships earned them a spot on the 2007 and 2008 U.S. World Figure Skating Team.

In 2006, they won the bronze medal in ice dancing at the Junior World Figure Skating Championships.

Early Days of Skating:

 

Both Meryl Davis and Charlie White began skating when they were very young. Meryl was five years old and Charlie was three or four.

Hometown, Training Town, Skating Club:

 

Meryl and Charlie live in West Bloomfield, Michigan and train in Canton, Michigan. Meryl represents the Arctic Figure Skating Club and Charlie represents the Detroit Skating Club.

Coach:

 

Meryl Davis and Charlie White's coach is Marina Zoueva.

More About Charlie White:

 

Charlie White is also an accomplished singles skater. In 2004, he won the novice event at the Midwestern sectional championships and placed third in the Novice Men's event at the United States National Figure Skating Championships. In 2002, he was the United States National Intermediate Men's Champion.

In addition to figure skating, Charlie plays hockey. Charlie had to miss competing during the 2005 competition season after he broke his ankle playing hockey.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White Competition Highlights:

 

Meryl Davis and Charlie White began winning medals at official qualifying competitions in 1998.

 

  • 2010 Olympic Silver Medalists
  • 2009--2013 U.S. Ice Dance Champions
  • 2008 U.S. National Silver Medalists
  • 2007 U.S. National Bronze Medalists
  • 2006 World Junior Championships - Bronze Medalists
  • 2006 U.S. National Championships, Junior Dance Champions
  • 2004 U.S. National Championships, Junior Dance Silver Medalists
  • 2004 Midwestern Junior Dance Champions
  • 2002 U.S. Championships, Novice Dance Silver Medalists
  • 2002 Midwestern Novice Dance Champions
  • 1999 US Intermediate Dance Champions
  • 1998 US Juvenile Dance Silver Medalists

 

Hobbies:

 

Both Meryl and Charlie enjoy reading. Charlie plays the violin. Meryl like to bake.

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