Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have done it all. The duo holds world records, they captured gold in Vancouver 2010, a pair of silver medals at Sochi 2014, and have already added a gold at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The celebrated figure skaters, who waved Canada’s flag at the opening ceremonies entered yesterday’s pairs ice dance competition knowing it was their last competitive dance.
The final skaters of the event, Virtue and Moir began their routine needing to break a world record score of 205.28 just placed down by French skaters Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron. The Canadian icons did a nation proud, performing a flawless routine and setting a new world record of 206.07 to win yet another Olympic gold medal.
Virtue and Moir will retire from competitive figure skating as the most decorated ice dancers in the history of the sport. With records and accomplishments that will be difficult to beat, they may go down in history as the events greatest athletes.
In an interview with CBC television after the event, Moir said, “these are the moments we’ll never forget. It’s just such an honour and a privilege to be part of a Canadian Olympic team.”
“It’s a nice end to our Olympic career. I can’t help but think about the twenty years we’ve spent working for this moment” added Virtue.