The French pair backed up their first place finish in the
short dance with a record score in the free dance, posting the
second highest total of all-time at 194.46 points on the way to
Becoming the first ice dance couple to retain the title since
2007, the duo posted the highest scoring free dance (118.17) in
international competition under the scoring system implemented
Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White's 195.52 from the Sochi
Olympics is the only better total, but Davis and White lost
their free-dance world record.
"I could not be happier to pass that along to them," White said
on Icenetwork.com. "I was just in awe the entire program. Iíve
never seen anything like it."
Four Continents champions Maia and Alex Shibutani took second
place with 188.43, while 2015 world silver medalists Madison
Chock and Evan Bates clocked up 185.77 points to take third for
(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles, editing by Nick
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