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Canada clinches Olympic team figure skating gold

14 February 2018, 06:56 | Rose Hansen

Submitted Vancouver Convention Centre The Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza

The Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza

Canada's two-time Olympic medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the team ice dance short program, with US siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani in second place.

Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have modified a risque element from their routine so their free program at the Olympics will be more family-friendly.

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 stars Tessa 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.


Nathan Chen performs in the men's short program.

"I think we liked that it made a statement, and it was different", she said.

"We really wanted a sleek, modern, contemporary esthetic overall", Virtue told the Star's Rosie DiManno.

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".



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