America’s best figure skaters competed this week in San Jose at the 2012 US Figure Skating Championships. The competition decided not only the national champions but also those who will represent USA at the the 2012 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
I don’t usually write about figure skating but I love to watch American duo and 2011 World Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. As expected, they delivered an exquisite and spectacular performance at Championships, winning their fourth consecutive national title.
With a brilliantly choreographed free skate to Swan Lake, Ashley Wagner won gold in ladies singles.
Jeremy Abbott won his third US title in men’s singles and Caydee Denney and John Coughlin won pairs.
2012 World Figure Skating Championships Qualifiers
Ladies: Ashley Wagner & Alissa Czisny
Men’s: Jeremy Abbott & Adam Rippon
Dance: Davis/White, Shibutani/Shibutani & Hubbell/Donohue
Pairs: Denney/Coughlin & Marley/Brubaker
Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Ashley Wagner, Free Skate
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Free Dance
(Performed to Die Fledermaus, the same music used for the 1996 Olympics gymnastics compulsory floor routines)