Olympic gold medalist Charlie White made good on a bet with the 'Today Show's' Savannah Guthrie this past Tuesday morning by revealing a hidden talent - playing the violin.
Guthrie had made a bet with White before his ice dancing event that if he and his partner Meryl Davis won the gold medal, he would play the violin on the 'Today Show'. Davis and White won the event in a big way, scoring the first-ever Olympic ice dancing gold medal for the United States on Monday, Feb. 17. The duo's performance earned a world-record-breaking 116.63 in the free program.
White played the first movement of the Concerto in A minor by Antonio Vivaldi during his virtuosic debut. Although somewhat stiff, his performance was impressive given that he hadn't touched the violin in a while. After he finished, he hoisted his violin in triumph.
"I think I was maybe more nervous for that," he said after he played. "It's been a solid three years since I've played violin. I'm just honored that it could be for you guys."
The video is available here.