The pair claimed their second Nationals titles in 2010. Earlier this year, Meryl and her partner, Charlie White, announced they wouldn't be defending their ice dancing gold medal in the 2018 Olympics, in order to work on their personal lives. Their placements qualified them for the , where they won the gold medal at the event. Overall they won the gold medal with a score of 200. On May 20, 2014, Davis and Chmerkovskiy were declared the season's champions.
In December, they set a record by becoming the first team to win four Grand Prix Final titles, when they came in first in both the short and free dances. In 2014, they performed with Stars on Ice. They achieved the first Olympic gold medal for Americans in ice dancing. Davis and White after performing their free dance to at the. White suffered injury to his ankle during a hockey match in 2006. At Skate America they earned 63.
In the free dance, they placed first with a score of 111. She got as high as Midwestern sectionals in novice ladies before quitting singles to focus on ice dancing. They also won a bronze medal in the team event at the. Their placements qualified them for the , where they placed first. Davis is currently attending the University of Michigan where she is majoring in cultural anthropology.
The parentage of Meryl Davis is from English, Irish, Scottish and German. According to White, , the move to sit out these games still feels a little strange. She was born in Royal Oak, Michigan and brought up in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. This was the United States' first ice dancing World title. She was teamed up with by her coach, Seth Chafetz, in 1997. The wedding ceremony was held at the Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield, Michigan. This earned them a trip to the , where they placed 13th.
At the , they became the first team to earn all level fours on their elements. On July 13, 2017, Davis became engaged to former figure skater , whom she had been dating for over six years. He was partnered with Meryl Davis in 1997, by Seth Chafetz. Winning the 2014 European bronze and six international medals, these ice dancers are a natural fit in work and play. The results made them eligible for the 2010-2011 Grand Prix Final. The pair has not participated in any new competition and has confirmed that they will not be returning in the competitive scene.
They introduced music La Strada for the free dance later changed to Die Fledermaus. They are the first team after Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto to go directly from winning the junior national title and making to the World team. In addition to their 2014 gold, the professional pair also earned silver for ice dancing in 2010, and the team bronze in 2014. Charlie White's Early Life Charles was born in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, Michigan, as the son of Jacqui and Charlie White Sr. In 2001-02, they won the silver medal as novices and then moved up to the junior level. She is of English, Irish, Scottish and German descent. They progressed to junior level in 2001-02 after winning a silver as novices.
In 2007, they achieved a bronze medal at the 2007 U. The two went on to win the 1999-2000 gold at the Junior Olympics on the intermediate level. However, dedicated fans insist that something is up—latching onto any , mid-performance kisses, or other as proof of an off-ice relationship. Together, they participated in the Junior Olympics in 1990 at the intermediate level and won a gold. Davis and White are the longest lasting dance team in the United States.
They won the silver at the 2010 World Championship. For 2013 and 2014 programs, Davis and white worked with Derek Hough and Alex Wong. They also won the silver medal at the. By this time, Davis was over aged for juniors and had to quit junior group. Ice dancing partners Madison Chock, 25, and Evan Bates, 28, have been skating together since 2011, taking home honors like the 2018 U. Three-time British national champions Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland have been awarded a slew of medals since pairing up in 2005 and just finished 10th at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, their third Olympics. White first opened up about his love life while he and Davis were competing on Dancing With the Stars, revealing that he had been dating Belbin, a former ice dancer, for five years.
Since White fell twice and faltered on rapid movements of dance, they were graded eighth in the original dance. Their achievement made them eligible for the 2011-12Grand Prix Final, and they got a first. He began ice dancing when he was seven at his coach's advice, who hoped it would smooth out White's skating. Davis was diagnosed with dyslexia in the third grade and she struggled with reading till 11th grade. I think that was really telling for me,' she said of the break. White, 26, is engaged to girlfriend Tanith Belbin, 29, the Sochi gold medalist today to share the happy news and a pic of his newly short-haired self with his beaming fiancée and her gleaming diamond ring. Meryl Davis and White, in 2006-07 made their premiere at the national and international level as seniors.