Canadian Virtue and Moir are titled King and Queen of Ice Dancing at Olympics 2018.
Challenging their own performance, the Canadian Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ice danced triumphantly to walk away with the gold in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The duo had created history at ‘Skate Canada’ in October 2017. Breaking their own benchmark, the breathtaking figure skaters’ Olympic score is a whopping 83.67. Winners all the way, Vitrue and Moir are 2010 Gold and 2014 Silver medalists.
The gold medal winners short danced for Samba, Rhumba and Cha Cha for a musical medley that included ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ by The Rolling Stones; ‘Hotel Californina’ by The Eagles and ‘Oye Como Va’ by Carlos Santana.
The vision and the mission were to reach the summit and they gave their heart and soul to achieve it. Expressing his experience with Paul Martini of CBC Sports, Virtue who hails from London said, ‘We knew we wanted to excel right now and we had a vision for this event, and we are thrilled with the way we executed today.’
Moir said, ‘we have worked really hard, had belief in the plan, we went to win and worked our little moments of connecting with each other.’
They judged level 4 skill on all 5 elements that included a gorgeous midline move and were judged with eagle’s eyes and graded stringently. Theirs’ has been a long term partnership and they do realize how special every moment has been throughout. Answering in an interview they accepted the fact that they share the special moments happily.
Spoil Sport Moment
For Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, the Silver medalists from France, costume played a spoil sport role when Papadakis clasp halter snapped. The Silver figure skaters scored 81.93 for their Rhumba and Samba dance.
Very disappointed Papadakis sighed saying, ‘It’s hard and you don’t train to lose a few points because of a costume’. Being hard core competitors for the Canadian participants, the French experienced great distraction with the wardrobe malfunctioning. The aspirants expressed that it was frustrating and the worst nightmare ever to happen at the prestigious Olympics. With no other option, they completed the performance.
Madison Hubbel and Zachary Donohue from America stood third with 2-100ths of a point ahead of Alex and Maia Shibutani, the team of siblings. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo are eighth ahead of the free dance, Bolero and Mambo routine, earning 74.33 points.
Gilles and Poirier, who are skating for the first time at the Olympics, scored 69.60 dancing to Bossa nova and Mambo.