Team Kellogg’s™ Team USA™ Ice Dancers Show From Great Starts Come Great Things®
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, U.S. Olympians and members of Team Kellogg’s™, took the gold medal today in the figure skating ice dance competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi—the first-ever gold for Team USA™ in the event. Davis and White finished with a world record score of 195.52.
At the ages of 9 and 8 respectively, Davis and White began formally skating together, but their start actually goes back further than that. Growing up skating at the same rink, White had noticed Davis skating during a free-skate event and told his mom that she was the best skater he had even seen. Little did he know that they would be partnered together years later. Over the course of the 17 years they’ve skated together, the pair has gone on to become six-time American ice dance champions, Olympic silver medalists and the first Americans to win two World Championship titles.
“This gold medal represents so many great starts together through the years,” said White. “Standing at the top of the podium was a dream come true—and it reinforces that great starts truly can lead to great things.”
“To have finally reached our goal of a gold medal is a tremendous feeling,” said Davis. “My great start with Charlie has led us to where we are today, and we’re thrilled to have brought home a win for Team USA.”