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Canada's Virtue and Moir are romantic team with pointed toes, .. the game a little better, capturing a bit of that deep, sensual connection that had eluded them. In , Davis and White's long program was to a sexy tango. Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, ) is a Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance Virtue and Moir describe their relationship as two "business partners" or as simply platonic. . Virtue/Moir were assigned to two Grand Prix events, Skate Canada and Trophée Éric Bompard, having declined a newly. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir may not be dating (though there's some evidence keeping us Tessa and Scott perform in in Moscow. Photo.
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At the World Junior Championshipsthey became the first Canadian ice dancers to win the title. They made their Grand Prix debut at the Skate Canada Internationalwhere they won the silver medal. At the Canadian ChampionshipsVirtue and Moir won the silver medal, and repeated their bronze medal finish at Four Continents. Their debut at the World Championships was the highest debut by any team in over two decades when they placed 6th.
Virtue and Moir won their first Canadian national title at the Canadian Championships and earned spots for the Four Continents and World Championships. They won the gold medal at the Four Continents Championships. At the World Championships in SwedenVirtue and Moir won the silver medal, winning the free dance segment with their program to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg soundtrack.
At the World Championshipsthey won the bronze medal, after placing 3rd in the compulsory dance, 6th in the original dance, and 4th in the free skate. They also won the Skate Canada International with a combined score of At that competition, they received the first Virtue and Moir at the Worlds In JanuaryVirtue and Moir won their third national title at the Canadian Championshipsplacing first in all three segments of the competition and earning They set Canadian records for free dance and for combined total.
They placed second in the compulsory dance, earning a new personal best score of In the free dance, they received four They became the first Canadian as well as the first North American ice dance team and the youngest dance team to win the Olympics, and the first ice dance team to win the Olympic gold on home ice. They also won the original dance with Overall they claimed their first World Championship title scoring Virtue and Moir became the first North Americans and youngest skaters to win the Olympic gold medal in ice dance.
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The pair followed their Olympic victory by taking first place at the world championships that same year. Competitions —13 In OctoberVirtue underwent surgery for the second time and as a result the pair had to withdraw from the Canadian Championships and Skate Canada.
However, they soon began training again and took second place at the World Championships. They also placed second in the Four Continents competition, the world championships, and the Grand Prix Final, where they lost narrowly to their training partners, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who also trained under coach Marina Zoueva. In the ice dance competition that followed, they performed a technically challenging and emotional short program and free dance, but lost to Davis and White, taking home a second Olympic silver medal.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir | The Canadian Encyclopedia
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir receive their silver medals in figure skating ice dance at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia 18 February The second-place finish was coloured by controversy about the coaching and judging. Virtue and Moir did not compete in the world championship, but did tour with the ice show Stars on Ice, with which they had previously skated in and They also won the national championship, the Four Continents championship in South Korea and the world championship in Finland.
The following month they took gold at the Canada Skate International in Regina, setting a new personal best and world record with They delivered a thrilling performance in the team competition, winning both the short dance and free dance segments.
Virtue and Moir thrilled fans in Canada and around the world during the main ice dance competition. They set a world record score in the short program Papadakis and Cizeron in turn set a world record in the free dance Well, it's easy to do, not so easy to explain. Their relationship is unique, hard to qualify.
Are you like a married couple? And they've maintained it that way for the past three or four years. It's a lot easier to skate. They've been through every up and down, every adventure sp they have a solid business working relationship.
If they are just friends, do they ever get into giggling fits when they hit a romantic pose. They're at work and they're serious about what they do. They love their work and have a passion for the art of it. But once this year, something unusual happened.