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Olympic Ice Dance: Meryl Davis, Charlie White lead in short dance (photos)

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Olympic ice dance viewers watched Meryl Davis and Charlie White as the last pair competing in the short dance program on Sunday stepped on the ice. Fans have been wondering if the American athletes could top their Canadian rivals, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. According to the Sochi Olympics on Sunday the ice dance pair did come in on top of the competition with a score of 78.89. According to the commentators the couple beat their own world record with the score.

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Some of the components of the ice dance program had fans impressed. The twizzle element had the athletes looking like they were walking on air. And the lift that Meryl Davis got from Charlie White was absolutely breathtaking. Add in all the fancy footwork and the ease that the pair had on the ice and it was a performance of epic proportion. In fact it was so perfect that even the announcers couldn't find fault in the program.

With Meryl Davis and Charlie White having a strong lead in the program, there is hope that the American’s could win the gold. Don’t count the Canadian competitors out by any means as this rivalry on the ice is far from over. According to the Washington Post on Sunday, the Canadians and Americans have been battling it out on the ice all season and either team could win the Olympic gold. The final performance on Monday will decide the best ice dance couple taking home the gold. American’s hope that it will be Meryl Davis and Charlie White on the top podium.

Take a look at the photo slideshow of Meryl Davis and Charlie White on the Sochi ice on Sunday.

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