Virtue and Moir on the Olympic medal trail again - Olympic News
Last week was the first time that Canadian ice dancing pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir appeared on the radar of many armchair Olympic. Moir and Virtue joined Davis and White for a post-skate press based on a better Finn-step, and while I enjoy a good Finn-step controversy as much as Davis and White have been doing this together for most of their lives. There were Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the gorgeous They labored to the kiss-and-cry area and sat next to Zoueva, awaiting their score It's that negative space, and the speed and grace with which teams move through it, and Moir felt lowballed on their scores, particularly on the Finnstep.
Let Moir explain the inside-baseball esoterica of this portion of the short dance: That alone, on the detailed results sheet, cost the Canadians two huge points because the Finnstep was knocked down to a Level 3.
This is what Kokko tweeted Sunday night, and he oughta know. Yet they set a world record? Oh the brazen trashiness of it all. The nationality of the judges is not provided, nor will we ever know who gave what score because the International Skating Union allows them anonymity. At the end of their performance — they skated ahead of Davis and White — the Canadians were over-the-moon thrilled.
Moir even continued a bit of post-skate celebratory choreography. So I had to hug her.
» The Delicate Dance of Davis-White and Virtue-Moir
Sometimes the excitement gets the best of me and I was staying in character. But just the slightest thing.
But there was not. This morning I woke up with a big smile on my face.
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And I was just miserable. I just wanted my chance. I wanted to be out there. I wanted to be on the stage. It was a long wait time. It was so thoughtfully constructed, its expert personnel hand-picked, its support systems and redundancies rock solid. All they had to do was skate, which is what they still love to do together after a year partnership. And, quite frankly, there is nobody in the world who does it better, with more innovation, athleticism and technical brilliance.
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The Olympic gold medals they won on Tuesday are emphatic symbols of their dominance here, but more significantly of their relentless pursuit of perfection. For a year now, Moir has told anybody who would listen that they had to be perfect to win their second Olympic gold. He knew how the judges were stacking this up, how the point differential between them and the French couple of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, their training partners, was going to be razor thin.
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He got all that right. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir celebrate their gold medal win.
And on Tuesday, skating before Virtue and Moir hit the ice, Papadakis and Cizeron set a new world record of The stage looked set for a French victory, and the air was rife with hints of judging hijinx.
Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir had the crowd on their feet, some observers in tears and soon will have the gold medal as a memento of their final competitive skate together on Tuesday. Their Moulin Rouge free dance seemed more powerful and more athletic than a low-key, classical and technically proficient French performance, but they finished a tick behind at It was still enough to push Virtue and Moir to But they were fantastic, they were excellent skates.
Virtue and Moir on the Olympic medal trail again
And we are so proud of each and every moment we spent on the ice, and mostly because we were present. To have a forgettable Olympics. To blow the ending.Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's Moulin Rouge at PyeongChang 2018 - Music Mondays
They had the best time, they carried the flag into Pyeongchang, they helped carry the Canadians to figure skating team event gold, they had the best two-dance total.