Charlie White (figure skater)

Charlie White ( born October 24, 1987 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American figure skater who starts in ice dancing. At the Olympic Winter Games 2014, he became Olympic champion in ice dancing.


His Eistanzpartnerin since 1997, Meryl Davis. The ice dance was brought together by coach Seth Chafetz and trained today with Igor and Marina Schpilband Sujewa.

2006 won Davis and White as the reigning U.S. junior champion the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in Ljubljana. This happened in the victory of their later main competitors Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.

In 2007, Davis and White made ​​their debut at the World and Four Continents Championships. They reached the fourth, and seventh respectively.

Your first medal at Four Continents Championships, she won in 2008 in South Korea Goyang with silver behind Virtue and Moir.

At the Four Continents Championship 2009 in Vancouver, competed for the first time to the Davis and White as the reigning U.S. champion in the senior, they beat their Canadian competitors and thus won her first title at a major international championship.

Season 2009/10

The Olympic 2009/10 season began promisingly for the Americans. They won both the Grand Prix competitions in which they competed for the first time and also the Grand Prix Final. They were again U.S. champion. They were able to launch their strongest national competitors who arrivierten Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto beat. In her first Olympics Davis and White won the silver medal in Vancouver behind Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The same order was found in the post-Olympic World Championships in Turin, where Davis and White thus won their first World Championship medal.

Season 2010/11

In the season 2010/11 Davis and White won all the competitions in which they competed. They won both the Grand Prix competitions, and for the second time in a row at the Grand Prix Final. For the third time in a row they have been U.S. champion in ice dancing. In Taipei, she won her second gold medal at the Four Continents Championships. After the short dance, they had still been in second place behind Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, but they could no longer compete due to an injury to freestyle. At the World Championships in Moscow, they were after the short dance again behind their Canadian competitors who set a new world record in this segment. In the freestyle turn the tide and Davis / White turned won her first title at the World Championships with a world record in this segment and the overall performance. It was the first gold medal at a World Cup for a U.S. ice dance at all.

Season 2011/12

In the 2011/12 season Davis and White started again with victories in both Grand Prix competitions. For the third time in a row, they could also decide the Grand Prix Final in itself, this time in front of their main rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. At the Four Continents Championships and the World Championships the judges, however, the Canadians saw just ahead. Davis and White ran the freestyle this season to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.

Olympic Games 2014

At the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi Davis could win the gold medal in ice dancing White and achieve third place also with the team. In ice dancing they could with 195.52 points ( 78.89 points in Kurzprogramm/116, 63 points in the free skate ) win the Olympic gold medal. In team competition they enter in the short program 75.98 points in the subsequent freestyle 114.34 points. This allowed them to deliver the best performance there as well.


Ice Dancing

( with Meryl Davis)

  • J = Junior