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U.S. skaters to do it one more time in Tokyo

Luckily, performing "Die Fledermaus" never gets old for Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who won silver in Nice behind Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. They're set to square off against their rivals and training partners for the fourth time this season in Tokyo.
"It's hard to train it at this point in the season, but when you enjoy a program so much, it's not that bad," White said. "We've been going strong since coming home from Nice. This is another chance to represent the U.S., and I think our team has a great chance to win this."
"I think we feel pretty good physically," Davis said. "We were really geared to peak at worlds, but we've been training very hard, so we're still quite prepared."
Davis, who is studying for an anthropology degree at University of Michigan, won't have time for much else besides practicing and competing in Tokyo.
"I have a final exam at school the day after I get back, writing essays on ancient Rome for a history class," she said. "So in Japan, it's just focus."
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When Davis and White return to their training base in Canton, Mich., they'll have a week before heading off to Ontario for Stars on Ice shows in Toronto, Hamilton and London, where they may perform an exhibition version of "Die Fledermaus."
"We're going to figure out what we're doing next year," White said. "Then after [Stars on Ice], we'll have another week and maybe start to figure out some lifts. Then we'll have a vacation the last two weeks of May."
"Charlie and I have listened to music constantly since coming back from worlds, and we have quite a few ideas to narrow down," Davis said. "We've cut some programs -- Charlie is good at cutting music -- and talked about what direction we want to go in. When we get home, we'll sit down with our coaches and make the decisions."


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