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- Author: Steve Townsend Feb 14, 2018,
Feb 14, 2018, 18:55
For Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, their gold medal hopes in Monday's team event relied on a routine that was less raunchy than the sexually suggestive routines they had used in previous competitions.
The United States has 53 points, four more than Italy, with the bronze on the line heading into the free dance.
The two skaters now have four Olympic medals each over the course of their careers.
With the heat turned all the way up, Virtue and Moir got a ideal score at the Canadian Skating Nationals in Vancouver.
Despite their sultry routine and their years-long partnership on ice, Moir and Virtue say they're not together.
Medvedeva nailed every element in a program that broke her own mark set previous year in another team event.
Rippon, replacing US champion Nathan Chen, had a fluid and steady routine, but his score was hurt by not hitting a quad.
"We have such an incredible, strong team", Daleman said, "and I'm proud to say we've won and I'm prouder to have been part of it".
On Monday, Team Canada got the goodbye they wanted.
As Zagitova finished her "Don Quixote" themed long program, Medvedeva applauded her warmly, as did American skater Adam Rippon.
China rose to the sixth place from Sochi's seventh finish in the standing, but the disadvantage in men's short program and ice dance short dance held back the team for qualification into the final. Instead, skating to Jeff Buckley's haunting "Hallelujah" the 27-year-old from Toronto laid down a performance that all but clinched gold for the Canadians, landing two huge quadruple jumps en route to earning a first-place score of 179.75 points.
Chan was asked if a gold in the team event feels less of an accomplishment for a three-time world champ who never made it to the top of the podium in an individual event at the Games.
"I saw myself and my family in this script", said Reynolds. "We take so much pride in that". "We recognize that. But what we do realize - and I think I learned this from Evgeni Plushenko actually - is a lot of things have to go right". Nagasu's second place was worth nine points, while Daleman's third was worth eight.
"We wanted to make a bit of a different statement, and if that was bringing a certain edge or sexuality or darkness or a contemporary feeling to it, mission accomplished I guess", Virtue said at the Vancouver championships, according to The Canadian Press.