For the first time in 38 years, the United States wins a gold medal in ice dancing at theÂ SOCHI 2014 Winter Olympic Games.Â Meryl Davis,Charlie WhiteÂ ranked up with the highest scores of the free dance event by skating as the Sultan and Scheherazade to win the gold. The two captivated the judges and earned 116.63 points to the Canadiansâ€™ 114.66. The duo lured judges by performing difficult skills such as their â€śtwizzles,â€ť which are tight traveling spins over the ice.
â€śThat in itself justified 17 years of hard work,â€ťÂ WhiteÂ said about their performance.
â€śWe have grown up in every sense of the word,â€ťÂ DavisÂ said of the teamwork that took them to the winning score.
The event became an Olympic sport at theÂ 1976 Winter Olympic GamesÂ where Eastern European teams dominated the spotlight.Â Virtue and MoirÂ where Eastern European teams dominated the spotlight. Virtue and Moir were the first North American team to win a gold medal in 2010 in Vancouver. This is Team USAâ€™s fourth medal in the event.
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