Now that the draft is over: National champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White (anyone who clicks on this must by now know they're Michigan students) are the first Americans to win world gold in Ice Dancing, in Moscow of all places. The Russians used to own ice dancing, but fortunately Canton, Michigan has a couple of Russian coaches, and all three teams on the podium are North Americans who train there: the Canadian team, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir , who narrowly beat Davis & White for Olympic Gold, came in second here, and bronze was won by Michigan's own Alex Shibutani and his sister Maia in their very first world competition.
The competition was originally scheduled for Tokyo, but delayed and moved to Moscow due to the earthquake.
NY Times article link:
(an article I stumbled upon while watching the competition on TV before I've even gotten to the top few teams... If anyone has Universal Sports, the Shibutanis are about to compete.)
I trust our ice dance insiders will give us the inside info when they're through celebrating. Congrats to all.
From Maia and Alex's web page: