Canada’s Olympic Ice Dancing Duo, Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir Wins Another Gold Medal
Canadian ice dancing duo, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are determined to win the first position at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, as they clinched a gold medal after completing their free skate on Monday.
They gave a picture-perfect performance of twizzles, surprising lifts and synchronized steps. (They even included a lift they had previously deemed too risqué, prompting an audible gasp from the audience at the Gangneung Ice Arena.) Although they were the last pair to skate, they were awarded the most points, followed by competitors Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France with silver and the U.S.’s Maia and Alex Shibutani with bronze.
This is the Moir-Virtue team’s third Olympic gold in ice dancing, after winning in 2010 in Vancouver and helping Canada snag a team gold this year in PyeongChang. Their three golds also means they are tied with three other individual figure skaters for the most medals in Olympic figure skating history.
Over their 20-year partnership, Moir and Virtue have won a legion of fans around the world. And this year, they’ve become especially beloved by new and returning spectators alike for their passionate performances and undeniable chemistry, on and off the ice.
After their big finish, the internet was overwhelmed with joy for the pair — and emotion, since this may well be their final competitive skate together. Within minutes, their names were trending on Twitter.
Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir earned a gold medal, their second Olympic title. In so doing they became the most decorated Olympic athletes in their discipline, earning five Olympic medals in their three appearances at the Games. In the short program part of the event, they set a new record for the highest score recorded.
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France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron skated a haunting program to Moonlight Sonata, winning the free skate portion and giving them a total score of 205.28, just behind Virtue and Moir’s 206.07.