Ice dancers score high in Sochi in short dance competition

Published On: Feb 16 2014 02:50:58 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 16 2014 07:38:52 PM EST

Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Detroit natives Meryl Davis and Charlie White proved they were the team to beat in Sochi.

The ice dancing team, who trains at the Arctic Edge of Canton, set a record with their score of 78.89 in the short dance competition today.

Davis and White won the silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and have their sights set on gold in Sochi. They have been undefeated for two seasons and are the current world champions.

Two other dance teams from Detroit are representing the U.S. in Sochi: Madison Chock and Evan Bates are in eighth place and Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani are in ninth place.

The athletes skate in the free dance Monday night; the top team will be awarded the gold medal.


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