Jewish Ice Dancer, Partner Take Sochi Gold

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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."

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. compete during the figure skating ice dance free dance program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters
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US Charlie White and US Meryl Davis compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 17, 2014.Credit: AFP
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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. celebrate with their flag after the flower ceremony during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014.Credit: Reuters
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Meryl Davis (L) and Charlie White of the U.S. hug after their figure skating ice dance free dance program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 17, 2014.Credit: Reuters

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