Meryl Davis, Charlie White win the gold

Published On: Feb 17 2014 01:31:09 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 18 2014 11:40:50 AM EST

Fresh off their Olympic gold win for ice dancing, Meryl Davis and Charlie White talk to Local 4 about it all!

They already were the world's best in ice dance twice. Now -- in a first for an American pair -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White hold Olympic gold.

Send them a congratulatory message here!

Davis and White won Monday's free dance portion of the competition in Sochi, Russia, clinching the top spot by more than 4 points over training partners and main rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Canadian pair that won gold in the 2010 Vancouver games.

LISTEN: Uncut phone interview with Davis and White

Virtue and Moir, who train with Davis and White in Michigan, won silver. Russia's Elene Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov took bronze.

Davis and White, the 2011 and 2013 world champions in the event, entered the free dance with a 2.56-point lead over the Canadians, having topped Sunday's short dance portion.

The gold is the United States' first in Olympic ice dance.

Watch: Interview with Charlie White's dad after win

Two other metro Detroit teams competed for the US, Madison Chock & Evan Bates and Maia & Alex Shibutani.  Chock and Bates, from the Skating Club of Novi, placed eighth, the Shibutanis, of the Arctic Edge of Canton, placed ninth.

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