With the ice dancing free skate in the books, the inaugural Team Figure Skating competition in the 2014 Winter Olympics has come to a close. Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States received the highest score we have ever seen in ice dancing, but it wasn’t enough to get out of third place in the overall rankings.
Russia won the gold thanks to the brilliance from Yulia Lipnitskaya and Evgeny Plyushchenko. They were able to blow away the competition and earn their first gold medal of the Sochi Games and their third medal overall.
Canada finished in second to take home the silver.
Here are the final standings for the ice dance free skate in the Team Figure Skating competition:
- Meryl Davis / Charlie White (USA) — 114.34
- Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (CAN — 107.56
- Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) — 103.48
- Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri (ITA) — 81.25
- Cathy Reed / Chris Reed (JPN) — 76.34
The top three was set going in to the final skate, but here is how the final standings looked once everything came to an end:
- United States
- Great Britain
The athletes will now turn their attention towards the individual event competitions which begin later in the week.
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