Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Getting the Gold

February 19, 2014 | by Brian Short

Congratulations to LSA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White who won the United States’ first Olympic gold medals in ice dancing. Davis and White beat out Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov to take the top prize in Sochi.

Other Olympic ice dancers from LSA include siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani. The “Shib sibs,” as they’re called, placed ninth.

Another Olympic ice dancer with LSA connections, Evan Bates, graduated in December, 2013, with a major in Organizational Studies. Bates and his partner placed eighth.

Alex and Maia Shibutani

Alex and Maia Shibutani.

Evan Bates and Madison Chock

Evan Bates and Madison Chock.

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