Jewish ice dancer, partner take Sochi gold
Charlie White and Meryl Davis become first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance title.
Jewish American Charlie White and partner Meryl Davis skated into the history books at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday when they won the ice dance gold for the U.S., but thick fog in the mountains forced organizers to postpone two events and warn of more delays to come.
Davis and White became the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance title with a spellbinding performance to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade."
"We're so excited we're kind of in shock a little. I'm not sure what we're feeling," a beaming Davis told reporters after improving on their silver medal finish from four years ago.
White added: "To come away with a gold medal is amazing ... And 17 years of hard work was justified."