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Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir win gold in team figure skating

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir win gold in team figure skating”

But with Canada's team gold medal assured, Virtue and Moir tied the record for most Olympic medals won by figure skaters - even after the duo chose to adjust their routine, which dominated the 2018 Canadian Skating Nationals in January.

The OAR claimed silver, the second medal of the Games for the team competing as neutrals here, as they were seven points adrift of Canada's total of 73.

The 27-year-old figure skater from Toronto unfurled two attractive quadruple jumps and a season's best score as part of Canada's gold medal in the team event.

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue did not even need to put together their best performance in order to get the job done (they did anyways).

Team USA repeated as bronze medal winners in the team figure skating event Monday at the PyeongChang Olympics.

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Laurie Blouin of Canada took silver in the event, and Enni Rukajarvi of Finland took bronze.

Slopestyle was one of the events that was not interrupted or delayed by the inclement weather, as the event has become one of history's coldest games with temperatures dropping to minus 14 degrees Celsius, with a wind chill up to minus 25 degrees.

On that occasion, Lipnitskaya failed to medal in the individual competition as Russian teammate Adelina Sotnikova won gold.

Ten nations have qualified for the team competition, and each will send out skaters in each of the four disciplines in the short program.

"In a big way we want to do this for Chiddy", Moir said on Sunday. Each team is composed of one man, one woman, and one pair, who will complete a short program, and one ice dance couple who will complete a short dance.

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Adam Rippon gave the US eight points in the standings with a third-place in the men's free skate portion of the day's events.

The three-time world champion, one of the most experienced and decorated figure skaters Canada has ever seen, had been reduced to a bundle of nerves after he opened the team event with a mistake-filled short program earlier in the Games. "They carried me", he said after the competition on Monday. The move finishes with Virtue spinning her way back down onto the ice. I know that's not a Patrick Chan skate, but what I did see was him battle and it was a veteran move. "We are not only representing a great team but a great country", she said. "Some team members thought it was a dress rehearsal, others were trying to go after it and win the gold medal".

"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 wanted to make a bit of a different statement, and if that was bringing a certain edge or sexuality or darkness or a contemporary feeling to it, mission accomplished I guess", Tessa adds.

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