Sports Virtue, Moir capture 8th Canadian title in last national appearance

05:20  14 january  2018
05:20  14 january  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title on Saturday, in their final appearance in the event.

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VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title on Saturday, in their final appearance in the event.

The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from "Moulin Rouge," scoring 209.82 for the victory.

Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., came back from a two-year hiatus with the goal of winning gold in Pyeongchang. They’ll retire after the Olympics.

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto scored 192.08 for silver. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., fourth after Poje fell in Friday’s short dance, climbed up to third with 191.09, grabbing the third Olympic berth.

Patrick Chan competes for a record 10th Canadian title later Saturday.

The Olympic team will be named Sunday.

Excellent choice to lead a team of disparate parts .
Was kind of cool that the announcement of the flag bearers for the coming Olympics was made on Parliament Hill and very good, I think, that it was done so far out from the Pyeonchang Games because it can help build some hype, takes some anxious moments away from some athletes who might have been chosen and gives Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir a couple of days of high profile media before the get down to the brass tacks of their final preparation.People whose opinion I respect in these matters say it was an inspired choice, the figure skaters are proven champions and worthy representatives of the Canadian Olympic ideals.

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