Meryl Davis and Charlie White earned a gold medal in ice dancing Monday. The moment confirmed what White told WOWT 6 News 17 months earlier; that the road to winning the gold in the Olympics would go through Omaha first.
Davis and White stopped by our studio on September 19, 2012 to promote the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha which were held in January 2013. During the interview, White talked about the last time Omaha hosted the national figure skating championships.
He told our Brian Mastre, “In 1967, you had it last and Peggy Fleming won the nationals here and went on to win the Olympics the following year. So, we’re hoping some of that Omaha magic will rub off on us and we can take it to the Olympics and win the gold.”
As it turns out, Davis and White won the championship in Omaha at the CenturyLink Center Omaha four months later. Their combined score of 197.44 put them ahead of Madison Chock and Evan Bates with 175.91 to win the championship. Like Peggy Fleming, Davis and White went on to win the gold in the Winter Olympics the following year.
We have attached the entire interview to this story.