Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir continue to be Canada’s sweetheart non-couple. They have already scooped up a gold medal in PyeongChang with the team figure skating competition last week, and now they are on pace for another. The pair entered these Olympics as clear favourites after winning gold in Vancouver 2010, and silver in Sochi 2014.
This weekend Virtue and Moir added even more to their impressive resumes by posting a world record score of 83.67 in the short dance. The record that they beat was their own 82.68 which they set in the 2017 Skate Canada International. Even more impressive, they also own the third best all-time record in short dance.
And they’re not done yet.
“We knew wanted to peak right now and we had a vision for this program, and we’re thrilled with the way we executed today,” said Virtue. “We can always pick it apart and find room for improvement.”
Virtue and Moir are quite happy with their collection of Olympic medals thus far but, winning another gold is in the plans.
“For us it’s just about enjoying this Olympics,” added Moir. “We’ve worked really hard, we really believe in our plan. We want to win. But we just got to get in our own little moment out there and connect with each other.”