Meryl Davis and Charlie White for Team USA stole the show once again by breaking a new world record and claiming first place for the qualifying round.
Sport: Figure Skating
Event: Mixed Ice Dance-Short Dance
How U.S fared: Meryl Davis and Charlie White amazingly took first place and a new world record with a score of 78.89. The other American teams fared pretty well also. Maia and Alex Shibutani skated to Michael Bublé keeping it light, happy, and classic all at the same time to achieve a score of 64.47. Madison Chock and Evan Bates also gave a show-stopping performance with their perfect twizzles and first class skating. They expressed themselves well along with the music to bring their score to 65.46.
What happened: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated into second place for Team Canada with a score of 76.33 just short of breaking Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s previous world record. The pair matched up very well taking advantage of their skill and physical aspects. Not far behind, Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov skated into third place for Team Russia with an electrifying performance for the judges and home crowd of Russians. The pair had interesting transitions into different elements of the program, and kept the energy up throughout their performance.