In figure skating
, today's original dance, marks the second of three events in ice dancing. Tanith Belbin
and Ben Agosto
won silver in Torino and are contenders for gold. Meryl Davis
and Charlie White
have had a phenomenal season and edged out Belbin and Agosto for the national championship in January. They also are gold medal contenders. Davis and White currently sit in third place and Belbin and Agosto follow in fourth. Evan Bates
and partner Emily Samuelson
made their first Olympic team with a third-place finish at the 2010 U.S. Nationals. The silver medal won by Belbin and Agosto was the first for the United States in ice dancing.