Charlie White and Meryl Davis – USA
The Olympics is definitely NOT one of my obsessions. I have actively avoided watching them most of the time. The blatant patriotism of the event turns me off. This year, due to the heavy fall of snow in my area, I was at home watching television. I like ice skating, the only sport I am adequate at, and so I thought I would watch the ice dancing competition. Wow. I LOVED it. And, not surprisingly, I was not a USA USA USA gal. I was interested in the presentations from different countries, especially Russia and France. WOW, indeed.
Hope I don’t spoil anything for you, but the U.S.A. team of Charlie White and Meryl Davis win the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympics this year. And, boy, do they deserve it!
They were flawless. I watched the ice dancing competition all afternoon today (Thanks, Presidents’ Day Holiday!). And I loved many of the other dancers. There was gorgeous dancing, impeccable partnering, and hot, hot, hot dancing going on. But you could tell the Gold Medal dancers from the 4th and 5th place competitors pretty easily. I was not disappointed. I truly loved the Russian pair of Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov. The Black Swan dance they did was perfection. They won the Bronze.
Ilinykh and Katsalapov
They were perfectly attuned – you felt their connection and they were perfectly in sync to the music.
If I have an impossible dream, it would be to perform Meryl Davis’s Scherazade to Richard Armitage’s Charlie White. In a dream I would ice dance with him in a beautiful, graceful, romantic, performance. <sigh> An Alternate Universe dream, for sure! 😀
Congratulations to the Ice Dancing winners! You were all spectacular!!
Have you ever had an Olympic dream? It’s so foreign to me. I am not athletic in any way. Can barely ice skate. That’s about it. LOL!