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Staff Canada’s Tessa Advantage and Scott Moir took residence the gold medal within the second and ultimate night time of the Olympic ice dancing competitors Tuesday morning (Monday night stateside), setting a brand new world document with an general rating of 206.07 within the course of.
However regardless of their chemistry on the rink, the companions of 20 years insist that’s simply the efficiency.
After their successful routine, set to the music “Come What Could” from Moulin Rouge!, Advantage and Moir talked to Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie of Right this moment about their relationship.
“Your chemistry’s plain. Twitter’s exploding. They need you guys to be a pair,” Kotb instructed the pair earlier than Guthrie chimed in, “We type of do, too.”
Advantage, 28, responded, “Nicely, that’s such a praise that you simply really feel that while you watch us skate. We love performing collectively. We love storytelling, particularly with Satine and Christian within the Moulin Rouge! program. That was actually near our hearts. We knew we wished to skate to that music.”
“Guess mission achieved,” Moir, 30, added. “That was the story we had been telling, so I’m glad that you simply fell in love with that.”
In line with The Canadian Press, the longtime skating companions as soon as did date — once they had been youngsters.
“The entire world would love them up to now. However they had been ‘courting’ at age 9 and 7, and I believe Scotty broke it off. And he would say that’s 19 or 20 years of remorse,” stated former longtime coach Paul MacIntosh.
Social media went wild for the efficiency, even gaining the eye of celebrities.
After congratulating Canadian freestyle skiier Cassie Sharpe on taking residence the gold within the ladies’s halfpipe, Vancouver native Ryan Reynolds gave a shout out to the ice dancing champions.
“And thanks @tessavirtue & @ScottMoir for agreeing to lift my kids as your individual,” he joked.
Others additionally had a tough time believing the pair weren’t in love.
“Truthfully on the finish of their final routine, Scott ought to simply get down on one knee and suggest to Tessa,” stated one Twitter person.
Now the Olympics’ most adorned determine skaters in historical past with 5 medals, Moir says they’re not able to say if this third look will likely be their final time on the Winter Video games.
“It positively feels prefer it. I assume that comes with being veterans — we all know that we now have to let the mud settle earlier than we make that call,” he stated on Right this moment. “Whether it is, this can be a good way for us to exit. We’re so happy with ourselves. We’re so happy with our crew. It feels nice to have had the skates that we wished to have right here. It feels proper. It appears like finish.”
France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron walked away with the silver medal in ice dancing — simply sooner or later after their costume snafu — adopted by U.S. brother and sister duo Alex and Maia Shibutani, who earned bronze. The French pair’s skate initially earned a world document rating of 205.28, however the document was instantly toppled by Advantage and Moir, who skated instantly after them, in accordance with the CBC.
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