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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir pay tribute to Gord Downie as Olympic medalists close Pyeongchang Games with figure skating gala

CBC Sports:

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir treated the fans in South Korea to what is likely their final skate on Olympic ice, sending a distinctly Canadian message back home.

For their exhibition program, Virtue and Moir skated a touching and heartfelt routine to the song Long Time Running by The Tragically Hip.

The program was designed to honour The Hip’s frontman, Gord Downie, who died in October after a battle with brain cancer.

“When I think about Gord and I think about the Hip and what they’ve been able to do,” Moir said recently, “it’s kind of the soundtrack to being Canadian almost.”

Dave Skretta, Associated press via Globe and Mail:

For their exhibition program, Virtue and Moir skated a touching and heartfelt routine to the song “Long Time Running” by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. The program was designed to honour The Hip’s frontman, Gord Downie, who died in October after a battle with brain cancer.

“When I think about Gord and I think about the Hip and what they’ve been able to do,” Moir said recently, “it’s kind of the soundtrack to being Canadian almost.”

20 Years of Tessa and Scott, set to “Pull Me Through” by Jim Cuddy

CBC Sports:

Watch Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s magic throughout the 20 years of their legendary careers, set to Pull Me Through by Jim Cuddy.

Virtue and Moir have been dancing partners and best friends for most of their lives and on day 11 of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they completed their legacy with an historic gold-medal skate to earn their 3rd Olympic gold.

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.

Video: Winter Olympics Day 3 Highlights

With seven medals at the end of the the third day of competition, Team Canada is on pace for its best-ever Winter Games.

Canada’s Winter Olympians added two gold medals and one silver to their medal haul in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Monday, February 12, at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

At the top of the podium are Mikael Kingsbury with gold in men’s moguls, Team Canada in figure skating including Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Gabrielle Daleman, and Laurie Blouin with silver in the women’s snowboard slopestyle.

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