“O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,” I mouth the words, watching the American flag being raised over the Olympic Park. It’s February in southern Russia but the evening’s cool rain feels unexpectedly welcome. It’s enchanting. What’s more, it is grounding me in the moment. I close my eyes. Remember. The small drops of water give tangibility to the night. Something I can touch. Something to distinguish this night from all other nights. To distinguish it from a dream. “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
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When Meryl Davis and partner Charlie White retired from competition after scoring the U.S. its first ice dancing gold medal in 2014, she thought her life would slow down.
“To be honest, I think the opposite might be true,” Davis says.
While she does allow herself the luxury of a lazy morning, Davis and White continue to travel around the country to perform their routines for awestruck audiences. Parade recently chatted with Davis about what she thought of the 2018 Winter Games, how her life has changed since retiring and what she’s setting her sights on next.
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We are so jealous of Meryl Davis right now!
The Olympic ice dance champion is traveling the entire world and sharing it all with her fans on Instagram — and we’re totally envious of all the places she gets to go!
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As children, we watched in awe as our favorite Olympians competed on the world’s largest stage to achieve their lifelong dreams. We heard their stories of dedication and triumph and wanted to be just like them.
Meryl Davis has a unique perspective when it comes to fueling her body.
The 2014 Olympic gold medal-winning ice dancer (and Dancing with the Stars champ with Maksim Chmerkovskiy) says no lifestyle should be one-size-fits-all. “It’s interesting as an athlete to see headlines like ‘Try This Diet’ or ‘Do This Workout.’ I think it’s better to tailor your diet or workout to your particular body’s needs, rather than trying to fit into something that’s ready-made,” she tells PEOPLE.
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