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Move too sexy for the Olympics

Move too sexy for the Olympics

Team Canada has won its first gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

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 made a decision to adjust their routine, which dominated the 2018 Canadian Skating Nationals in January.

With just three skates to go, if this team can stay on top, it'll be Canada's first figure skating Olympic gold since Virtue and Moir made their debuts on this stage, eight years ago.

Team Canada, led by flag bearers and ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, confidently marched into the frigid PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony early Friday morning.

Medvedeva nailed every element in a program that broke her own mark set previous year in another team event.

While he may spring a surprise in the individual event, this was largely seen as his last chance for Olympic gold - the medal he'd always craved but never quite reached over his long career. Quads had become the name of the game, as epitomized by American teenager Nathan Chen's record five in the long program at the 2017 U.S. Nationals. "I think Tessa and I, we'll personally judge our successes on the generations that come after us".

On Monday, Team Canada got the goodbye they wanted.

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There is strategy in putting together the lineup - some individuals are better in short programs and others excel in the free skate.

Their performance gives Canada 27 points overall in the team standings, four points in front of the second-place United States, which got a strong performance to the required Latin theme from siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani.

Technically, Chan's hard performance in the short program didn't hurt the Canadian team in terms of points, because most of his competitors also faltered, leaving Chan relatively unscathed in third place. I think what we felt is even more special. "I'm sorry, that's how I'm going to see it, that's how I'm going to enjoy it, and that's for me to decide".

"Incredible", Radford said. "I was so proud of him".

In order to clinch the silver, the Shibutanis have to place two spots ahead of the Russians and Rippon has to do the same thing in the men's free skate.

The team won the gold for ice dancing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and silver at the 2010 Sochi games. I'm shaking right now, maybe from the cold or the excitement, I don't know. "We are not only representing a great team but a great country", she said.

"Yes, I'm questioning that too", she said of the dropping levels.


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