The hits keep coming for Davis, White

Defending champs look to repeat in Spokane

By Lynn Rutherford, special to

Since losing out on a medal by a sliver (.04) at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles last March, things have come up golden for Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
"Even though that loss was really tough to take, it did put us in a very good position this year," White said.

The young ice dancers have won four events so far this season, setting new personal bests along the way. The first U.S. team to win the Grand Prix Final, they defeated long-time rivals and training partners two-time Canadian world medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir for the second time in their senior career. Video of their Indian folk dance has gained more than 220,000 YouTube views around the globe.

Suddenly, the hottest rivalry at the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships may not be Evan vs. Johnny, but Davis and White vs. Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, the five-time U.S. champions the younger duo has yet to defeat in head-to-head competition. Read more here.


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