The Canadian ice dancing duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their third Olympic Gold medal and became history’s most decorated ice skating couple.
Skating last, they would have been nervous watching their French training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, break the world record in style with an impressive skate to “Moulin Rouge”.
The Canadian pair made sure that their last Olympic performance would be memorable by recording a personal best of 122.40 points. This pushed their total score up to 206.7, which was just enough to eclipse their French rivals who had a score of 205.28.
This gold medal matched the pairs gold earned in Vancouver 2010 in the same event. They also earned a gold medal in this year’s Canadian team event, bringing their total gold medals to three. In 2014, they finished behind the Americans to win silver. It was their second silver of 2014, bringing their total Olympic medal haul to five.
This Canadian pair have been flying the Maple Leaf flag for over a decade and carried the flag in the opening ceremony this year.
Canada Performing Well in Pyeongchang 2018
Canada is currently on pace for a record Winter Olympics. With 15 medals in total already, five of which are gold. It seems as if Canadian athletes have definitely delivered this year, with some amazing performances. Canada’s previous best of 26 medals came at Vancouver in 2010. This medal tally included an impressive 14 gold medals.
The race to the top is currently being led by Norway, with a total of 21 medals. They would be particularly pleased with their performances in the skiing events.
With quite a few events still ahead, and many great Canadian athletes still to compete, it looks like Pyeongchang will come pretty close to Vancouver results wise.