SPECIAL SECTION: Meryl Davis and Charlie White

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SOCHI, Russia —

Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist they've never considered parting ways.

A perfect pairing, they were nearly flawless at the Sochi Olympics, and on Monday they became the first Americans to win an ice dance gold medal.

Here is everything you need to know about the gold medalists:

Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold

Davis and White claim gold with spectacular ice dance (FULL VIDEO)

PHOTOS: Meryl Davis, Charlie White win gold in ice dance

Davis and White ‘in shock’ after first Olympic gold

Bob Costas, Meryl Davis and Charlie White discuss their gold medal

Golden performance for American ice dancers

Meryl and Charlie look at childhood ice dancing photos

Davis and White ice dance to world record

Story behind Meryl Davis, Charlie White's mothers

White and Davis break down their free dance

Davis and White’s 2-decade journey to Sochi

Meryl and Charlie thank their moms

Davis and White hope familiarity leads to Olympic gold