Saturday, April 30, 2011

Skating History: Congratulations to Meryl Davis and Charlie White!!

Congratulations to Meryl Davis and Charlie White for becoming the first American ice dance team to win a World Figure Skating Championships title!!

Below are a look at both of Meryl and Charlie's programs at the Worlds.

They finished second by a very close margin after the short dance to Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, but won the freeskate by more than four points to capture the gold medal! Their Canadian rivals were out all season due to Tessa's shin injuries/surgery. Though Meryl/Charlie were undefeated this season, it was one of their more challenging ones. They changed segments of their program a number of times, and had to work hard a new style of skating, but in the end, this will go down as their most successful season, proving that struggle and perseverance lead to the ultimate prize. In Moscow, Meryl and Charlie were passionate, dynamic, fast, fit, sophisticated, and precise. They're a phenomenal team and I'm so proud of their historic achievement!

P.s.) Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, competing in their first year as seniors, won the bronze medal in their first World Championships! An amazing accomplishment! Americans finish 1st and 3rd!

Meryl and Charlie's short dance to the music of La Boheme by Puccini and La Traviata by Verdi:


Meryl and Charlie's freeskate to a medley of Tango music:



Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's winning short dance to tango and walz music:


Tessa and Scott's silver-medal winning freedance to samba music:


Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani's short dance to "Carousel Waltz" by Richard Rodgers (they finished 4th in this segment):


Alex and Maia's bronze-medal winning freedance to the music of Nat King Cole:




Final Results from the World Figure Skating Championships

MEN'S EVENT:

Result
FPl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Patrick CHAN
CAN
280.9811
2Takahiko KOZUKA
JPN
258.4162
3Artur GACHINSKI
RUS
241.8643
4Michal BREZINA
CZE
233.6175
5Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
232.9736
6Nobunari ODA
JPN
232.5029
7Florent AMODIO
FRA
229.6857
8Brian JOUBERT
FRA
227.6794
9Richard DORNBUSH
USA
222.42118
10Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
218.261410
11Ross MINER
USA
217.931311
12Tomas VERNER
CZE
216.87813
13Ryan BRADLEY
USA
212.711212
14Denis TEN
KAZ
209.991014
15Peter LIEBERS
GER
205.591615
16Anton KOVALEVSKI
UKR
201.641716
17Kevin VAN DER PERREN
BEL
197.101518
18Samuel CONTESTI
ITA
196.401817
19Jorik HENDRICKX
BEL
188.242219
20Kevin REYNOLDS
CAN
187.231921
21Paolo BACCHINI
ITA
183.132320
22Nan SONG
CHN
176.092023
23Kim LUCINE
MON
171.932422
24Joey RUSSELL
CAN
168.732124
25Adrian SCHULTHEISS
SWE
FNR25
26Viktor PFEIFER
AUT
FNR26
27Min-Seok KIM
KOR
FNR27
28Alexander MAJOROV
SWE
FNR28
29Maxim SHIPOV
ISR
FNR29
30Misha GE
UZB
FNR30



WOMEN'S EVENT:


Result
FPl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Miki ANDO
JPN
195.7921
2Yuna KIM
KOR
194.5012
3Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
184.6863
4Alena LEONOVA
RUS
183.9254
5Alissa CZISNY
USA
182.2545
6Mao ASADA
JPN
172.7976
7Ksenia MAKAROVA
RUS
167.2239
8Kanako MURAKAMI
JPN
167.10107
9Kiira KORPI
FIN
164.8098
10Elene GEDEVANISHVILI
GEO
156.241510
11Sarah HECKEN
GER
155.831211
12Rachael FLATT
USA
154.61814
13Cynthia PHANEUF
CAN
152.781312
14Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
150.441115
15Joshi HELGESSON
SWE
149.081613
16Amelie LACOSTE
CAN
144.761418
17Viktoria HELGESSON
SWE
142.522416
18Bingwa GENG
CHN
140.781917
19Ira VANNUT
BEL
138.281720
20Juulia TURKKILA
FIN
136.682219
21Cheltzie LEE
AUS
133.651821
22Elena GLEBOVA
EST
124.782022
23Irina MOVCHAN
UKR
123.152323
24Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR
121.762124
25Sonia LAFUENTE
ESP
FNR25
26Karina JOHNSON
DEN
FNR26
27Bettina HEIM
SUI
FNR27
28Dasa GRM
SLO
FNR28
29Belinda SCHĂ–NBERGER
AUT
FNR29
30Viktoria PAVUK
HUN
FNR30

PAIR'S EVENT:

Result
FPl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY
GER
217.8521
2Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV
RUS
210.7332
3Qing PANG / Jian TONG
CHN
204.1213
4Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV
RUS
187.3654
5Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV
RUS
187.1345
6Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN
USA
175.9486
7Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD
CAN
173.0377
8Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH
CAN
163.17108
9Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN
JPN
160.10610
10Stefania BERTON / Ondrej HOTAREK
ITA
157.15911
11Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG
USA
155.91119
12Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE
GER
149.651212
13Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG
CHN
147.381313
14Huibo DONG / Yiming WU
CHN
137.751414
15Klara KADLECOVA / Petr BIDAR
CZE
132.511515
16Natalja ZABIJAKO / Sergei KULBACH
EST
126.561616
17Stacey KEMP / David KING
GBR
FNR17
18Adeline CANAC / Yannick BONHEUR
FRA
FNR18
19Lubov BAKIROVA / Mikalai KAMIANCHUK
BLR
FNR19
20Danielle MONTALBANO / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI
ISR
FNR20
21Stina MARTINI / Severin KIEFER
AUT
FNR21
22Alexandra MALAKHOVA / Leri KENCHADZE
BUL
FNR22

ICE DANCING EVENT:

Result
FPl.NameNationPointsSDFD
1Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE
USA
185.2721
2Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR
CAN
181.7912
3Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
USA
163.7943
4Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT
FRA
163.5436
5Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
CAN
160.3274
6Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
RUS
160.2355
7Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV
RUS
154.50610
8Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE
ITA
153.7789
9Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN
USA
151.8697
10Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER
CAN
151.13108
11Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSI
GER
140.951211
12Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES
FRA
140.861112
13Cathy REED / Chris REED
JPN
133.331313
14Isabella TOBIAS / Deividas STAGNIUNAS
LTU
131.011414
15Siobhan HEEKIN-CANEDY / Alexander SHAKALOV
UKR
128.701515
16Penny COOMES / Nicholas BUCKLAND
GBR
126.291716
17Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG
CHN
123.011617
18Allison REED / Otar JAPARIDZE
GEO
120.111918
19Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI
ITA
120.021819
20Louise WALDEN / Owen EDWARDS
GBR
116.522020
21Dora TUROCZI / Balazs MAJOR
HUN
FNR21
22Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Matej NOVAK
CZE
FNR22
23Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ
ESP
FNR23
24Brooke Elizabeth FRIELING / Lionel RUMI
ISR
FNR24
25Ramona ELSENER / Florian ROOST
SUI
FNR25