Canadian Ice Dancers Make History, Winning Gold In Pyeongchang

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That performance was really special and truly memorable. It's not only for that moment, but it's special to look back and see how all the work leads to where we are right now.

Added Moir: "If it is the end we are extremely pleased with that". "Obviously, in 2010 we were in our own country".

"Today we did something we never thought we could do". But eight years later we're completely different people. "We love performing together". It's personal this time. Three-time world champion Patrick Chan retired right after finished ninth here, while Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, two-time world champs in pairs, won Olympic bronze in their career finale. The total 205,28 points of the French skaters, however, has not been sufficient.

"That's the amusing thing about the Olympics, if you do the work right you've gained all that stuff in your personal life before you even come to the Olympics". "We did our best and we have nothing to regret", said Papadakis.

"The way Tessa moves her upper body, which is kind of what ice dancing is all about for us".

American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani took the bronze medal with a strong free skate.

Then the Canadians simply put on a historic performance.

"The competition isn't over until it's over. We are really proud of each other and the result was wonderful". "It feels like gold. We are really proud of each other and the result was awesome".

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- Martin Fourcade has become the first athlete to win three gold medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics after helping France to a first-place finish in the biathlon mixed relay. "We just can't wait to be fans". "It was a real rollercoaster of emotions", Dubreuil said.

The third USA team in the field, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, finished ninth in their second Olympic appearance together. The two appeared to have clicked blades entering the spin, both falling to the ice. They say it helps them focus. Falls are very rare in ice dancing, and this one eliminated any chance of them getting onto the podium.

"We were so close", Chock said. "If we did the best we could, we were going to be satisfied". "We have the greatest respect for (the French team) and they skated so well, and they push us to be at our best".

But she said she was "relieved" after pulling out of the downhill so she could concentrate on the combined.

The Russian pair of Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev finished fifth with 186.92 points.

But in late 2016, the duo announced that they would make a comeback with intention of competing in Pyeongchang in 2018. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, skating their signature free dance to "Je Suis Malade" (a program their originally skated in 2011-2012), earned 181.98 points for seventh.

Their score of 123.35 points was exactly what they needed to make a case for gold and it was the ideal response to the previous day, when the clasp behind Papadakis' neck on the halter-top portion of her costume came undone and her breast was exposed live on worldwide television.

Virtue and Moir have said they will retire after Pyeongchang. The pair's former longtime coach Paul MacIntosh had this to say, "The whole world would like them to date".

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