Here is the tenth entry of my favorite figure skating moments of 2014:
1. Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the first ever Olympic Ice Dancing gold medal for the United States: In their second Olympic Games, Davis and White arguably delivered even better performances than they did in Vancouver where many said they could have won. For their freedance they selected Scheherazade, the familiar music choice of so many previous Olympians, yet they delivered a program so rich in detail and quality that it truly was like no other Olympic program choreographed to the same music that came before them–in any skating discipline. I admit to rewatching it over a dozen times on my DVR. More than a fan, I have watched backstage (and in awe) their evolution from the junior ranks to the fine champions and role models they have become. Thank you, Meryl and Charlie for being great ambassadoors for our sport worldwide. And a special thank you to the parents of these two fine young people.