Figure skating at the Winter Olympics – Ice dance - Wikipedia
The ice dance competition of the Winter Olympics was held at the Pacific Coliseum in Dates, February 19 Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir became the first ice dancers from Canada and North America to win an Olympic gold medal. The Winter Olympics But given that Virtue and Moir (a) have been skating together for 20 run wild, and believe that the pair is secretly married with a baby. that it first appeared in , around the time that Virtue underwent . Olympics every four years and this entire season of Tessa & Scott. Date Published, October 24, Last Edited, July 23, Tessa Virtue, figure skater (born 17 May in London, ON) and Scott Moir, figure skater to win the Olympic Gold Medal for ice dance, at the Vancouver Olympic Games.
We were happy with our performances; we were content with our experience. We thought… [Both start laughing. We thought that we felt good about wrapping up our careers there. And also, just imagining the Olympics and not being there was a struggle. The idea of watching and not skating.
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Not marching in the opening ceremony, not being a part of this really great and close Canadian team — it really is a family. Did that have anything to do with your decision to come back? Our coaches asked us [the same question] when we wanted to come back. They were, I think, worried that there was some bitterness or resentment, and there really, truly is not.
What we want out of these Games is very different than in both of our previous Games. In many ways those Games mean a lot more to us than the Vancouver ones did. Once you decided you were going to come back, did you celebrate?
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I put my beer down. We were quite nervous to make a comeback and we knew that ice dancing was taking a couple steps forward. We were excited by the challenge and it was also a little bit terrifying.
- Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Ice dance
- Olympic gold-medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir heat up ice
I think we really felt that pressure, especially last fall when we first came back and started competing again. We wanted to be different. That challenge is what we really came back for. We spent a lot of time trying to rework some technical things on the ice.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Our passion still shows through in a similar way, I think. We knew the athletes we were in and the athletes that we were in are just not good enough anymore. Since the last Games, you moved to Montreal to train with a new coach. We love our team in Montreal.
They take care of all of our off-ice needs. We have an off-ice mental coach, we have a trainer, we have an osteopath, and they all talk to each other and that is such a big tool for us. You two have been skating together for… M: When we were really young, one of first coaches did a lot of work with us to build the foundation of our partnership. What we have is such a cool relationship. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in pairs ice dance during the World championship of figure skating at the Palace of Megasport in Moscow.
Nevertheless, Virtue and Moir were victorious.
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Their free dance program, which featured a challenging lift the pair developed called "The Goose," was awarded a score of Virtue and Moir became the first North Americans and youngest skaters to win the Olympic gold medal in ice dance.
The pair followed their Olympic victory by taking first place at the world championships that same year. Competitions —13 In OctoberVirtue underwent surgery for the second time and as a result the pair had to withdraw from the Canadian Championships and Skate Canada. However, they soon began training again and took second place at the World Championships.
They also placed second in the Four Continents competition, the world championships, and the Grand Prix Final, where they lost narrowly to their training partners, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who also trained under coach Marina Zoueva. In the ice dance competition that followed, they performed a technically challenging and emotional short program and free dance, but lost to Davis and White, taking home a second Olympic silver medal. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir receive their silver medals in figure skating ice dance at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia 18 February The second-place finish was coloured by controversy about the coaching and judging.Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir - 2010 Vancouver Olympics SD - "Tango Romantica" [HD]
Virtue and Moir did not compete in the world championship, but did tour with the ice show Stars on Ice, with which they had previously skated in and They also won the national championship, the Four Continents championship in South Korea and the world championship in Finland. The following month they took gold at the Canada Skate International in Regina, setting a new personal best and world record with They delivered a thrilling performance in the team competition, winning both the short dance and free dance segments.
Virtue and Moir thrilled fans in Canada and around the world during the main ice dance competition. They set a world record score in the short program Papadakis and Cizeron in turn set a world record in the free dance Their combined score of With five Olympic medals in total, they are the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.
Career Highlights Ice dance: Gold, Silver Team competition: GoldSilver World Championships, Senior.