Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Duo Tone Down 'Risqué' Routine

The Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza

The Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza

The Canadian pairing of Scott Moir and his partner Tessa Virtue are looking for their second Olympic gold medal in ice dancing made a decision to modify their risqué lift during their routine.

Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation were second at 58 and the United States was third with 53.

"At the end of the day, a medal's a medal and I'm going to hold this medal tight to me and it's going to be as good as the individual event", said Patrick Chan, whose performance earlier in the day set up the gold medal. That brought the Canadians final score up to 73, well ahead of the competition.

In recent interview with Hello Magazine, Virtue talked about her chemistry with skating partner Scott Moir. "I did the best I could and left no rock unturned". It will be a once in a lifetime experience that is twenty years in the making. "To nail it the way I did - and even out of the corner of my eye, I could see my team mates standing in excitement". "I survived, and I get to enjoy possibly a gold medal".


Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford skated pairs for Canada, while Kaetlyn Osmond was Canada's entry in the women's short dance (teams can make up to two substitutions).

"The Olympics represent the highest level of achievement for athletes, and we couldn't be prouder of our B.C. competitors", said Tourism Minister Lisa Beare in a news release.

Canada now sits first in the team event after Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford put in a strong performance in the pairs short program on Friday in Pyeongchang.

The 27-year-old, who had struggled with his jumps in the team event's short program, landed the first two quads of his free skate, earning him a season's best score of 179.75 points. Carolina Kostner finished in second in the ladies short program with 75.1 points.

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