America's heroes Meryl Davis and Charles White delivered another performance for the ages in the ice dancing short dance on Sunday, stirring the announcing team into silence and propelling the duo into first place with the ice dancing free dance slated for tomorrow.
Davis and White are Fred and Ginger on ice. Wow.— Stephanie Haberman (@StephLauren) February 16, 2014
In a performance we would love to show you or at the very least link for you but LOL NBC, White and Davis set a world record in short dance judging with a score of 78.89 -- 39.72 in elements and 39.17 in components.
Coming in a close second place were Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the 2010 gold medalists who also took second in their event during team competition earlier in the Sochi Olympics. Virtue and Moir are still very much in contention for gold, and are near-locks for medaling with a lead of 3.55 points over the fourth-place French duo of Nathalie Pechalat (whose name is French for Natalie Peaches 'n Cream, I'm pretty sure) and Fabian Bourzat.
But if we're being honest, if White and Davis put together another dance that's anywhere near as great as the short dance, the only thing that's left is a competition for the silver medal. White and Davis were flawless.