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United States Skating Pair Golden in Sochi

By Day Ten in Sochi, Russia is bringing out all the tricks in Pairs Ice Dancing Free Dance. The United States went up against the best of the best in skating. U.S. favorites Meryl Davis and Charlie White free danced “Scheherazade” by Rachmaninoff. The performance was delivered with such strong skills making the United States win gold.

The top countries competing with the United States were:
Canada: Tess Virtue and Scott Moir (Silver)
Russia: Elena llinykh and Nikita Katsalapov (Bronze)
France
Italy
Great Britain

Davis/ White came in first place beating out Canada and Russia. Davis/white scored 78.89 for the Short Dance and for Free dance was 116.63 their best since they needed a 112.11 to win the gold. In total their overall score was 195.52 placing rivals Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in second place by 4.53 points, and Russia’s Elena llinykh and Nikita Katsalapov in third.

Overall Davis/ White were the first U.S. couple to win gold in free dance ice dancing history.

United States in total have 18 medals, 5 Gold, 4 Silver, and 9 Bronze.

Medal Counts as of Feb. 17 /top ten country rankings:
1. Russia: 5 Gold, 7 Silver, 6 Bronze
2. USA: 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 9 Bronze
3. The Netherlands: 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze
4. Norway: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 7 Bronze
5. Canada: 4 Gold, 7 Silver, 4 Bronze
6. Germany: 8 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze
7. Sweden: 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze
8. Switzerland; 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
9. Austria: 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze
10. Belarus: 5 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

Stay tuned for more Olympic coverage this week.

Colleen Moriaty is a Staff Writer and Secretary for The Hub she can be reached at moriatyc@emmanuel.edu or on Twitter @ColleenMoriaty.

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