Canadian Figure Skating Duo Takes 2nd Gold at Winter Olympics

The Thunderbird Sports Centre is no stranger to big events. File Phillipe Roberge

The Thunderbird Sports Centre is no stranger to big events. File Phillipe Roberge

It's personal this time. The two-time World Champions' elegant, graceful performance to "Moonlight Sonata" earned a world record free dance score of 123.35 points. "There are lots of emotions coming out right now". "We know we have to win now to keep moving on".

Taking their second bronze medal of this Olympics, US siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani came third in the Ice Dance.

So, perhaps the two will finally get together after they retire.

"The competition isn't over until it's over".

"We're just proud of our accomplishments at these Games".

Muramoto and Reed, who were 15th after the short dance, delivered a clean, graceful skate to Ryuchi Sakamoto's "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence".

"It was unbelievable to finally have that Olympic moment", Alex Shibutani said. "It feels like gold. If we did the best we could, we were going to be satisfied".

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US ice dancing teams have now medaled in the last four Olympics, after a 30-year absence from the podium.

Organizers show of shirts made for the 2010, 2014, and the 2018 Olympics. If you (we) are captivated by the sexual tension between them, it probably just means they're doing their jobs correctly. We can just pretend. The pair's former longtime coach Paul MacIntosh had this to say, "The whole world would like them to date". The two appeared to have clicked blades entering the spin, both falling to the ice.

In a insane twist, the Dutch won only the B final, but since two of the four A finalists were disqualified, they still got the bronze. They were seventh after the short program.

"If it is the end we are extremely pleased with that", said Moir. "I don't know what we've given to ice dance. We have the greatest respect for (the French team) and they skated so well, and they push us to be at our best".

Then, in Monday's short skate programme, Papadakis experienced her "worst nightmare" when her costume became unclasped, exposing her breast.

After her win, Sharpe paid tribute to Canadian halfpipe pioneer Sarah Burke, who died after a training accident in 2012.

You make that boy and girl a team, give them the years of training with increasingly high-calibre coaching, a deep connection, the ability to overcome pain and injury and the will to continue - even after almost all of their old rivals have called it quits.

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They finished it off exactly how they had imagined.

They retired for two years after that disappointment, content with their place in history, only to decide a couple years ago to make one more run at Olympic glory.

Virtue and Moir broke that record fewer than 15 minutes later, when they scored 122.40 in the free programme.

Gold was far from a sure thing heading into Tuesday's free dance.

Now ranked seventh, the Candians must win their final two round robin games against Great Britain and OAR on Wednesday.

At the business end of the competition in Pyeongchang, where more strong wind is forecast at the end of the week, Germany caught Norway at the top of the medals table with 11 golds apiece.

With five gold medals apiece, Virtue and Moir are now the most-decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

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