Davis-White close Grand Prix with win

Mon, 12 Dec 00:38:00 2011

World champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White closed the ISU Grand Prix Final by winning the Ice Dancing competition in Quebec City.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. skate during the ice dance free skate program at the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Finals at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse in Quebec City - 0

The Americans finished with a score of 188.55 points which left them just ahead of Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on 183.34 points.

French pair Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat took the bronze on 169.69 points.

"It felt really good out there, we really like this free dance a lot, it's just comfortable, we don't feel like we have to try too hard in certain parts, or take it easy in anything, it suits our skating style," White said.

"I think we're just able to get in the mood and it just comes naturally."

After winning bronze Moir said: "We're not happy, we felt like we laid down a good skate and in our opinions a good enough skate to win and obviously we're missing something.

"It's tough to swallow, especially when Tessa and I have had probably our best fall to date and this is the best start of a season that we've had. It was a little easier to swallow when we weren't doing the training or Tessa was in pain, but now that everything's a go, it's a bitter pill to swallow."

Davis-White close with win

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