Entering today’s events in the 2014 Winter Olympics Team Figure Skating competition, the United States were ranked in fifth. However, they were expected to make up some ground when ice dancing pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White took the ice for their short dance routine.
Davis and White delivered for Team USA, with a performance that scored them a 75.98. It was enough to give the pair first-place in this leg of the competition and move the United States to third overall in the Team Figure Skating competition.
Here are the top five finishers from the Ice Dance – Short Dance portion of the team event:
- Meryl Davis / Charlie White (USA) –75.98
- TessaCirtue/Scott Moir (CAN) — 72.98
- Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) — 70.27
- Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat (FRA) — 69.15
- Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte (ITA) — 64.92
With United States now in third, they are in good position to advance to the gold medal round on Sunday.
Here are the current overall standings:
- Russia — 27
- Canada — 26
- United States — 20
- France — 17
- China — 16
- Japan — 16
- Germany — 15
- Italy — 14
- Great Britain — 7
- Ukraine — 7
Of course, it will be up to Ashley Wagner to break out of her slump and give the United States a quality performance so they don’t lose any ground and fall out of the top five by the end of the day.
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