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New World Record As US Dancers Poised For Historic Gold

It is the latest round in an ongoing rivalry on the ice going back to junior days between the two couples who train together in Detroit with Russian coach Marina Zoueva.

Via AFP:

Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White set a new world record score in the short dance to move closer to giving the United States a first Olympic ice dancing gold on Sunday.

Davis, 27, and White, 26, skated a foxtrot and quickstep to "My Fair Lady" to lead reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada by 2.56 points at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

The Americans, the Olympic silver medallists in Vancouver in 2010, scored 78.89 points with the Canadians achieving 76.33 for their skate to "Dream a Little Dream", "Muskrat Ramble" and "Heaven".

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