Charlie White Plays Violin on 'Today' After Winning Gold at Sochi Olympics with Meryl Davis

Charlie White Plays Violin on 'Today' After Winning Gold at Sochi Olympics with Meryl Davis

Gold Medalist Charlie White breaks out his violin on The Today Show during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday morning (February 18) in Sochi, Russia.

The 26-year-old ice dancer, who just won the gold medal in ice dance with partner Meryl Davis, honored a promise he made with Savannah Guthrie that he’d play violin if he took home the gold.

After his impromptu performance, Charlie shared: “I think I was more nervous for that. It’s been a solid three years since I’ve played the violin so I’m just honored that it could be for you guys.”

“I felt like we had done everything we could from the beginning of this competition, in practice, team event, this event. And 17 years of hard work was justified. To come away with a gold medal is amazing,” Charlie shared in a press conference earlier about their win.

Also pictured below: Silver medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, bronze medalists Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia, plus Team USA Figure Skaters Simon Shnapir, Marissa Castelli, Felicia Zhang, Nate Bartholomay, Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

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Credit: Scott Halleran, Streeter Lecka, Joe Scarnici, Ryan Pierse; Photos: Getty, Twitter
Posted to: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Charlie White, Meryl Davis

3 Comments

#1
barbara @ 6:51 pm on 02/18/2014

i’m so proud of these young people. They skate so beautiful, they make it look so easy. i’m so happy for them they worked so hard.

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rigged @ 1:00 am on 09/06/2014

buncha cheaters tbh

#3
rigged @ 1:00 am on 09/06/2014

@rigged:

they dont deserve that gold medal tess and scott are much better skaters then them

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