Moir, Virtue Make History with Second Ice Dance Gold

Canada’s beloved ice dance pair of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated into the history books after winning gold at the Ice Dance. With three gold medals, they tie the record for most gold in figure skating and are also the first Canadians to win three gold medals in their discipline. Coming into the free dance, the pair held a two-point lead over the French duo of Gabrielle Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron after setting a world record score of 83.67 in the short dance. However, the French pair responded with their own world record score of 123.35 in the free dance as well. In the end, the Canadians were just able to hold on for the lead in the overall score, securing their second ever gold in the Ice Dance. Their Olympic free dance was the final skate of their illustrious, 20-year career.

As for the French duo, expect them to be a gold medal favourite in the next Winter Games. If Papadakis didn’t suffer a wardrobe malfunction during the short programme, their final scores would have probably moved them up into the top position.


Extra Highlights

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe won gold in the Women’s Ski Halfpipe, posting an all-time Olympic high score of 95.80.

France’s Martin Fourcade added a fifth gold medal to his all-time tally after winning the Men’s Biathlon Mixed Relay.


Above Photo: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue address the crowd after finishing their free dance programme. (Maddie Meyer, Getty Images)

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