Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir capture Olympic ice dance gold

Posted February 21, 2018

During their interview after winning the Ice Dancing gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Tessa and Scott didn't exactly say yes or no about if they were dating.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the ice after their warmup early today, the Canadian ice dancers soaking in every second before their final Olympic performance.

The Shibutanis, who last week won a bronze in the team competition, scored 192.59 to overtake countrymen Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donahue, the national champs who were third after the short program.

With five gold medals apiece, Virtue and Moir are now the most-decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

Three-time world champions Virtue and Moir have only been beaten once since coming out of retirement in late 2016 and helped Canada win the team competition here last week. "We did the best we could on the ice and it was a very emotional moment and we're really proud of that silver medal".

French rival Marie Martinod wiped out on her final run and finished second after Sharpe produced a top score of 95.80 on her second effort, celebrated by raising her hands behind her head in a bunny-ear sign as she crossed the line backwards.

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Told in the mixed zone that some rink experts were suggesting they were the greatest skaters of all time, Virtue said with a laugh: "Where are these people?"

The 2010 Olympic gold medallists scored a record combined total of 206.07 points, narrowly bettering the French duo's 205.28. They won by just 0.79 points.

"We were really disappointed about the short skate but we have really practiced hard and we just wanted to skate with confidence".

Kripps, who tops the world bobsleigh driver rankings, had three good heats with his partner Kopacz and needed to pull out another one to secure his first Olympic gold medal.

White on Virtue and Moir: "For Virtue and Moir, this is the end of one of the most brilliant Olympic stories that anyone could ever have written".

"It will be a long time", he said.

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Ottawa skip Rachel Homan (3-4) must win her remaining games against Great Britain and Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation to play a tiebreaker and remain in medal contention following a 7-5 loss to China.

Maybe they really are not dating and they just share this incredibly intimate, passionate friendship.

After dropping from gold to silver between 2010 and 2014, why risk defeat in 2018? We know what their goals are and we just support that.

They had led after Monday's short programme, in which Papadakis suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. The third American couple, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, was seventh and in medal contention despite an injury that she aggravated during warmups.

At the business end of the competition in Pyeongchang, where more strong wind is forecast at the end of the week, Germany caught Norway at the top of the medals table with 11 golds apiece. China and Canada were penalized following the race and that allowed Italy to move up into the silver medal position and the world record-setting Dutch to take an unexpected bronze.

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