Feb 23, 2010 4:39 AM

Canada wins gold in Ice Dancing

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For only the third time since ice dancing became an Olympic sport in 1976, a Russian pair did not win the gold medal, or even the silver.

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir brought the house down at the Pacific Coliseum with their gold medal winning performance. It's a first not just for Canada but for anyone in North America.

The silver went to two-time U.S. champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, giving the United States back-to-back dance medals for the first time. Davis and White's silver was the 25th medal won by the U.S., matching its record set in 2006 for medals won at a non-domestic Olympics.

Reigning world champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia were third. Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, silver medalists at the 2006 Olympics, were fourth.

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