Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Gold Canada: Team competition a romp for Team Canada

Gold Canada: Team competition a romp for Team Canada

The new position is similar, but has a few minor modifications to make it a little more family-friendly.

The move, described by The Toronto Star as "a kind of sex-chokehold", prominently figured in their routine all season.

After the recent national championships, Virtue also alluded to the move's "certain edge or sexuality or darkness or a contemporary feeling." .

"We knew that taking the ice at an Olympic Games again meant that we needed to have a different style".

In the slightly altered version Virtue still executes the legs-around hold but only very briefly before dipping one limb down and then dismounting.

"What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that handsome of a position", Moir told the Toronto Star.

"The chemistry and connection Scott and I share on the ice stems from a shared love of movement, musicality and storytelling", she explained.

Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple Axel at the Olympics, cleanly hitting the jump at the start of her programme to gain a season's best score of 137.53.

When Virtue flipped backward onto Moir's shoulders, straddling him briefly, her partner's face got a little too close to her crotch area. This is the Olympic Games.

The Canadians won silver when the team event made its Olympic debut in 2014 in Sochi, and have had their sights set on gold ever since. "We are so proud to be a part of it".

Although Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir still had to do their free dance in the event's final segment, Daleman's performance clinched gold because neither O.A.R. or the US could catch the Canadians once the ice dancers stepped on the ice.

The passionate pair have had to change some things.

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