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Winter Olympics Day 11 Highlights

CBC Sports:

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated their way to gold with an historic performance at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They are the second pair to win two ice dance titles, joining Russia’s Pasha Grishuk and Evgeniy Platov, who earned back-to-back gold medals in 1994 and 1998. Virtue and Moir tied a figure skating ice dance world-record, total score of 206.07, with three Olympic golds, including last week’s Canada win in the team event.

Papadakis/Cizeron (FRA) are in second place with silver and Shiutani/Shibutani (USA) in third with bronze.

Canadian skier Cassie Sharpe, who suffered a broken thumb in her final pre-Olympic competition in late January, put down incredible runs in the halfpipe for top place with a score of 95.80. France’s Marie Martinod won silver.

Marianne St-Gelais, Kim Boutin, Valérie Maltais and Kasandra Bradette missed out on what appeared to be a guaranteed medal in the 3,000-metre relay final after being penalized.

Homan and the women’s curling team lost 7-5 to China and must win their final two games to qualify for the playoffs. Men’s curling team defeated Japan 8-4.

Korea bows out of men’s hockey with tears and cheers as Finland edges them to set up a meeting with Canada. The United States beat Slovakia.

Canada’s sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win Olympic ice dance gold

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won their fifth Olympic medal by taking gold in the ice dance competition.

Here is Tessa and Scott’s short program from Monday, February 19.

CBC Sports:

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir set a new record for the short dance on Monday, February 19 at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Dancing to Samba, Rhumba, Cha Cha, they scored 44.53 on their technical elements:

1 Not Touching Midline Step Sequence 4 (11.90)
2 Rhumba 1st Seq 4 (6.37)
3 Pattern Dance Type Step Sequence 4 (11.74)
4 Synchronized Twizzles 4 (8.31)
5 Rotational Lift 4 (6.21)

Their factored components score was 39.14:
Skating Skills (9.68)
Transitions (9.61)
Performance (9.93)
Composition (9.79)
Interpretation of the Music/Timing (9.93)


The next night was Tessa and Scott’s last Olympic skate. Canada’s flag-bearers defeated their rivals from France by less than a point. They later said that prior to their performance they had no idea the French team had just set a world record in their skate.

CBC Sport:

A golden day for legendary Canadian Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who set another world record in figure skating free dance with a total score of 206.07 at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Virtue and Moir received a career-best score of 122.40 for their historic free dance, performing to Moulin Rouge version of Roxanne and reached the podium with their second gold and a third Olympic medal.

They are the second pair in the world to have won back-to-back Olympic gold, joining Russia’s Pasha Grishuk and Evgeni Platov, who earned theirs in 1994 and 1998.


Here is an interviewed of the two by CBC’s Heather Hiscox after receiving their gold medals.

CBC News:

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won ice dance gold after an overall record-breaking performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. They spoke with the CBC’s Heather Hiscox about their big win in Pyeongchang.

Ted-Jan Bloemen win’s Canada’s first Olympic medal in 10,000 metres since 1932

And it’s a gold!

Ted-Jan Bloemen was already the world record holder at this distance, and with this skate, he is now the Olympic record holder.

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold in 10,000 speed skating – CBC Sports

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen has won a gold medal in men’s 10,000-metre speed skating at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Bloemen put down an Olympic-record time of 12 minutes 13:77 seconds in his heat, good enough for first place

Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris win the first-ever mixed doubles curling Olympic gold

Hurry hard!

Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris defeated defending world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 10-3 in the gold-medal final.

Winnipeg’s Lawes and Ottawa’s Morris each claimed their second Olympic gold medals of their careers.

This is Canada’s third gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Moguls skier Mikaël Kingsbury wins Canada’s second gold of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

The Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail:

Canada’s Mikaël Kingsbury captured his first Olympic title Monday, winning gold in the men’s moguls at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The 25-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., scored 86.63 in the third and final run to take top spot at Phoenix Park.


Kingsbury, the World Cup leader and Sochi Games silver medallist, saved his best for last, using an off-axis 720 and a perfect landing to win gold.

Canada has now won gold in men’s moguls for three straight Olympics after now-retired Alexandre Bilodeau took top spot in both Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.

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