Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation, with a stunning free skate by 15-year-old Alina Zagitova, the European champion, were guaranteed silver.
The duo now have four medals each which ties the record for most Olympic medals won by a figure skater. One of their signature moves, known as the "Goose lift", defies logic as Virtue steps onto Moir's thighs - in her skates, while they are skating, mind you - and somehow doesn't cut his legs off in the process.
Team Canada, led by flag bearers and ice dance starsTessa Virtue and Scott Moir, confidently marched into the frigid PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony early Friday morning.
Adam Rippon of the USA had an absolutely brilliant run in the men's free skate, putting up a score of 172.98, with a almost flawless routine.
The team event is contested by 10 teams.
In the women's moguls, Perrine Laffont of France, 19, captured her country's first gold medal in the freestyle event on Sunday, defeating Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canada's defending champion.
Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., who Canada subbed in for the long program after Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, N.L., handled the short, skated to Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue", and her third-place performance mathematically guaranteed Canada gold.
China rose to the sixth place from Sochi's seventh finish in the standing, but the disadvantage in men's short program and ice dance short dance held back the team for qualification into the final. "We recognize that. But what we do realize - and I think I learned this from Evgeni Plushenko actually - is a lot of things have to go right". They wanted their best athletes to rest for the individual events.
The team won the gold for ice dancing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and silver at the 2010 Sochi games. "When I talked to them in the summer I never had one of them say 'maybe I'll just do one part.' They were all in". The performance has so much sizzle that one of the more risqué lifts is being dropped when the couple performs this same routine during the Olympics.
"I'm focusing on my own programs", she said, "but to have the team atmosphere in the kiss-and-cry, and the podium, it's so incredible". "We want to make it the best possible".
More snow possible Tuesday
As the evening continues, freezing rain is likely, possibly mixed with snow and becoming all freezing after midnight. Brisk northwest winds will mean some lake effect snow later Wednesday night and Thursday and colder temperatures.
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