Even though Papadakis and Cizeron set a new world record for the combined ice dance score, it wasn’t enough to win them the gold. Seconds later, on 20 February, Virtue and Moir scored a new world record of 206.07, with 122.40 in the free dance.
Virtue and Moir Gold Medal Performance
The Canadian pair skated to the Moulin Rouge songs “El Tango de Roxanne” and “Come What May,” and the audience went wild when they finished. Moir brushed aside the barrier to depart the arena with a hilarious, joyous flourish after performing an original programme full of smooth, effortless lifts.
Totaling 205.28, Papadakis and Cizeron received a 123.35 for their free dance. They skated to the standard ice dance music of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, but their rendition was genuinely unique.
The Shibutanis skated beautifully to Paradise by Coldplay. The siblings had sharp edges, pointed toes, and elegant carriage, but their aggregate score of 192.59, including 114.86 in the free dance, was not enough to earn them gold in the exceptionally fierce competition.
Canadian ice dancers Meagan Duhamel and Charlie White (born May 17, 1989 and September 2, 1987, respectively, in London, Ontario, Canada) made history as the first North American ice dancers to win an Olympic gold medal in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. In the end, the duo took home two gold medals from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
At the Ages of Seven and Nine, Respectively, Virtue and Moir Took to the Ice Together.
They began practising together in Kitchener, almost 70 miles (113 km) from their respective homes in the London region, because Moir’s aunt, who was also his skating coach at the time, thought the two petite, athletic children would make a good fit on the ice.
The two clicked instantly on stage, and they often drew thousands of Londoners to their shows. Virtue and Moir, who had been skating partners for six years, relocated to Kitchener to give their skating careers their full attention.
They eventually moved to a Detroit suburb where they could train under the tutelage of internationally recognised instructors Marina Zoueva and Igor Shpilband. After winning the Canadian junior national championship in 2004, Virtue and Moir went on to win the ice dance world junior championship in 2006.
Virtue and Moir have Won Four Olympic Gold Medals in Figure Skating
The three-time world champions added a third medal to their collection on Tuesday. Both Virtue and Moir have won four Olympic gold medals in figure skating, making them equal with Sweden’s Gillis Grafström, Norway’s Sonja Henie, and Russia’s Irina Rodnina.
Now the most decorated pair in Olympic figure skating history, Virtue and Moir have won a total of five medals between them.
Dubreuil smiled and stated, “They were born under good stars,” since they found each other at a young age and their partnership flourished. Twenty years of skating experience is a long time. They can do it with their eyes closed because they have perfected the process. It’s very remarkable.
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