Gold Canada: Team competition a romp for Team Canada


Moir said they wanted another chance at gold this year, so they gave it another shot before retirement.

And speaking to Canadian daily The Star, 28-year-old Virtue said of their previous performance: "I think edgy would probably summarise most of the program quite well and that's what we were going for". "I'm an Olympic gold medalist now, thanks to a team". Barring complete catastrophe, that title will be theirs outright after the ice dance competition. Looking at that Goose lift from Team Canada through that lens makes you realize that one slip and Virtue's skate could slice through Moir's femoral artery faster than Meredith Grey's scalpel. It was the only hint that he had felt the intense pressure to deliver for his team and his country on an Olympic stage. The reigning world champion from Stoneham, Que., Blouin was second behind American Jamie Anderson, who scored 83.00 on her first run. "We have such an incredible, strong team, and I'm proud to say we've won and I'm prouder to have been part of it".

The teammates have a special bond, too (because of course); not only did majority grow up together, but veteran Olympians Chan, Moir, and Virtue came out of retirement specifically for Pyeongchang - and for their team.

"At the end of the day, a medal's a medal and I'm going to hold this medal tight to me and it's going to be as good as the individual event", Chan told him. I worked really hard for this, we all worked really hard. Consider this your regular reminder that no country is as dominant in any winter sport as the Dutch are at speedskating; the Netherlands' 105 Olympic medals in the sport are almost 40 more than the second-place United States. Virtue and Moir didn't even need to step on the ice for the last skate of the competition, because the win was already locked up after Daleman nailed her long program to officially clinch gold.

"We're born on the ice", said Moir, who with Virtue tied an Olympic figure skating record with four medals.

"Of course, my character dies and that was the original ending we'd gone with, sort of faltering to this dramatic death", Virtue told the outlet.

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In the women's free skating, talented Alina Zagitova, who is only 15 years old, showed the OAR's strength with a flawless program to score her season best 158.08 points, earning 10 points for her team.

"Gosh, we've experienced so much together", Chan said.

I'm a big fan of the ice dancing, which is figure skating that's inspired by ballroom dancing. "It's quite a lovely thing". No Canadian man has ever won gold, and Chan has his sights set on being the first.

"But we knew that taking the ice at an Olympic Games again meant that we needed to have a different style".

"And I guess this is where it gets you". He looked up at his mom and his dad and his girlfriend, who were in the crowd, who all saw his greatest Olympic moment.