Tessa Virtue helped Team Canada win the team gold medal in figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The 28-year-old figure skater is partnered with Scott Moir.
As a pair, the two have dominated the podium, earning two gold medals and two silver. The first gold medal in ice dancing came in Vancouver back in 2010, before being a part of this year’s 2018 gold medal team in Pyeongchang. The two silver medals came in the 2014 Sochi Games (team and ice dancing).
Virtue is the daughter of Jim and Kate Virtue and she briefly lived in Michigan before returning home to London, Ontario, Canada following the Sochi Olympics.
For this year’s Winter Games, Virtue and Moir needed to tone down their routine because it was deemed “too pornographic.”
“I think we liked that it made a statement, and it was different,” Virtue said, via FOX Sports. “And that was great for the start of the season, but for the overall vision of the program, we hope that this new position fits a little better.”
You can watch the original routine that Virtue and Moir had planned on below:
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea take place from Feb. 9 – Feb. 25.
The Canadian Olympic figure skating team for 2018 can be seen below:
|Patrick Chan||Men’s singles|
|Larkyn Austman||Ladies’ singles|
|Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford||Pairs|
|Julianne Seguin / Charlie Bilodeau|
|Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro|
|Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir||Ice dancing|
|Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier|
|Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje|