Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir end Olympic careers with gold medal in ice dancing

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What an ending!

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who have been skating together since 1997, closed out their Olympic careers with a gold medal win in ice dance.

This is their second gold medal of the games in Pyeongchang.

The pair built on their Tuesday score for a combined score of 206.07, earning them the championship title. This was their final competition in elite sport, and have announced their retirement.

(Paul Chiasson/CP)

Virtue and Moir put on a beautiful performance Monday night to “Moulin Rouge”.

France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron earned the silver medal, and the American sibling pair Alex and Maia Shibutani received the bronze.

Virtue and Moir were gold medalists in the 2010 Olympics and fell short in the 2014 Sochi Games by coming in second. They came back strong for the 2018 Olympic Campaign and showed the world that they are the best at what they do. It is the end of an era, and the beloved duo of Virtue and Moir will be missed.

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Rachel Francois
Runner, writer, yogi, coffee enthusiast and Olympic writer for Victoria Buzz.

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