US skater takes silver at Winter Olympics

By Danny Caro, February 25, 2010
Charlie White with partner Meryl Davis

Charlie White with partner Meryl Davis

American student Charlie White took silver in the figure skating free dance at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

White, 22, paired up with Meryl Davis put in an eye-catching display on Day 11 at the Pacific Coliseum.

It could have been even better for the duo who showed incredible speed on the ice but they received a one-point deduction for exceeding the time limit on one of their lifts.

White said: “We're so proud of what we were able to do out there, to come so prepared and be able, under the pressure of the Olympics, skate three amazing programs is such a joy.”

White pipped fellow Jew Benjamin Agosto to bronze. Agosto, who performed with Tanith Belbin, was unable to replicate his medal winning heroics of four years ago.

Last updated: 11:55am, February 25 2010