Dating for skaters
As part of their routine, they often portray characters that are in love, with as much realism as possible for the benefit of fans and judges.Belbin is a former ice dancer who competed for the United States with Ben Agosto, winning a silver medal in Torino in 2006 and placing fourth four years later.She originally competed domestically in the United States and represented the Washington Figure Skating Club.In 2005, James began representing the United Kingdom internationally.Along with Davis, White will battle Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, their close friends and training partners, when the individual dance event begins on Sunday.[Related: What's a twizzle? ]Asked if it is an odd feeling to portray being in love with a woman other than his girlfriend, White said, "It's just sort of the way we all fall in.""Because we've been doing it for so long it just seems so natural," White added."Meryl and I have been skating together for 16 years. It just feels really natural that that's how we sort of present ourselves to the world that cares about us as skaters."Do they deliberately present themselves as a couple? "Obviously we get a lot of questions about whether the two of us are dating, and that's a good thing, because that means we're doing our job out on the ice.
One choice is to carry on until the next Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.Meryl and I are oftentimes trying to portray people who are in love.We've always been great friends, and we have a special relationship, but we've never been romantically involved."[Video: Can Gracie claim gold? ]The relationship between Belbin and White was widely known in the figure skating community since before the Vancouver Olympics, but it has generally escaped public attention.social media, with little in the way of public displays of affection since this tweet from Belbin back in 2011." data-reactid="41"Both Belbin and White have generally remained tight-lipped on their love life and rarely mention each other on social media, with little in the way of public displays of affection since this tweet from Belbin back in 2011.[Photos: Ridiculously photogenic Olympians to watch]"I do have an objective eye," she said, "to a certain degree of course. I want them to succeed."White was captain of the U. squad that finished third in the team competition that finished on Sunday. has never won a gold medal in ice dance, which was introduced into the Olympic program in 1976.With partner Morgan Ciprès, she is the 2017 European bronze medalist and a five-time French national champion.They have also won medals in Grand Prix and Challenger Series competitions.