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Virtue and Moir take the gold

Canadian ice dancers are North America’s first-ever gold medalists in the event


 

Canadian ice dance duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took home the gold medal with a stunning 221.57-point program. The pair inched ahead of their American rivals (and best friends) Charlie White and Meryl Davis, who took second place with 215.57 points. In the ice dance world, the win is a historic one. Since the sport was invented in 1976, no North American team had ever won gold. Virtue and Moir began skating together when she was seven and he was nine; they were so small that Tessa was able to lift Scott on the ice.

For more on Moir and Virtue’s unusually friendly rivalry with Americans Charlie White and Meryl Davis, click here.


 
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