Canadian Figure Skaters All In For Olympic Gold At Team Event | HuffPost Canada
VANCOUVER (January 14, ) — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Skate Canada officially announced the 17 athletes and PyeongChang could be final Games for many of country's dominant figure skaters. The mighty figure skating team captured Canada's first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a performance that was so utterly.
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Two days later, the core four of the Canadian luge program completely erased the Sochi disappointment by winning silver in the team relay.
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In early December, Christine Girard finally had her moment atop an Olympic podium as she received the gold medal that should have been awarded to her at London and the bronze medal she had missed out on at Beijing while competing against athletes who had doped.
Now retired and a mother of three, she used the opportunity to laud Canada for its support of clean sport and hoped to use her platform for the benefit of all athletes. Leading the haul was year-old swimmer Taylor Ruck who claimed eight medals 1 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronzemore than any other competitor at the Games.
She also tied the all-time record for most medals won by an athlete at a single Commonwealth Games. His skate was one of the most important for the competition. The year-old Radford told Chan: You owe us nothing.
Whatever you do, we'll still love you. We'll always be there for you.
When we step on the ice it's our moment, and we need to enjoy it, and then we get off and enjoy it as a team. It was also a long time coming for the man who's been the face of Canadian skating for a decade, but suffered Olympic heartbreak in Sochi when he finished second.
An American reporter asked: I just skated with all my heart and just was in the moment completely," said Daleman.
Then Virtue and Moir anchored Canada home. Already decided, it was like star sprinter Usain Bolt taking the baton with no other teams in the race. Virtue said they learned before arriving at Gangneung Ice Arena that Chan had "nailed it," and strategized on the bus ride over about how to skate when there was nothing left on the line.
Canada wins figure skating team event gold in Pyeongchang
We approached it as if it all came down to us. Their passionate performance to music from "Moulin Rouge" earned them We're proud of ourselves that we set our goals and committed to that. Chan, Virtue and Moir, and Duhamel and Radford are all competing in their final Olympics and were determined to go out on a golden high.
- Canada Clinches Gold In Figure Skating Team Event At PyeongChang Olympics
- Canadian Figure Skaters All In For Olympic Gold At Team Event