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The Canadian Olympic champion recently opened up about her future career plans, and how strange it will be without long-time ice dance. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured the world's hearts while ending their The couple, more well-known to Canadians, has been somewhat of an . journey, which is really special and we're really grateful for that support.”. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have been skating partners for the past 20 years. Virtue and Moir are entrenched in dating rumors that span most of their career together. Please help support our journalism by donating to The.
I think we really felt that pressure, especially last fall when we first came back and started competing again.
Skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on their relationship
We wanted to be different. That challenge is what we really came back for. We spent a lot of time trying to rework some technical things on the ice. Our passion still shows through in a similar way, I think. We knew the athletes we were in and the athletes that we were in are just not good enough anymore. Since the last Games, you moved to Montreal to train with a new coach. We love our team in Montreal. They take care of all of our off-ice needs.
We have an off-ice mental coach, we have a trainer, we have an osteopath, and they all talk to each other and that is such a big tool for us.
You two have been skating together for… M: When we were really young, one of first coaches did a lot of work with us to build the foundation of our partnership.
What we have is such a cool relationship. We take so much pride in that. When you first met, how quickly did the on-ice chemistry develop? I mean, I was seven, so probably not that quick. Yeah, took about 10 years.
We were terrified to hold hands for quite a while. I think they were laughing at us more than anything.
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It was more entertaining for them than it was for us. And then eventually we fell in love with the sport and skating with each other and that grew. It was very organic. We were pretty bad.
When did you realize you were good? We could really do this.
We moved away from home when I was 13 and Scott was 15, so obviously that was to pursue something. And we thought maybe we wanted to strive for more. I know that she brings her best every day.
World Junior title and senior international debut[ edit ] Virtue and Moir remained at the junior level internationally in the —06 season. At the Canadian ChampionshipsVirtue and Moir placed 3rd and were named first alternates to the Olympic team.
They were named to the team to the Four Continentswhere they won the bronze medal.
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At the World Junior Championshipsthey became the first Canadian ice dancers to win the title. They made their Grand Prix debut at the Skate Canada Internationalwhere they won the silver medal. At the Canadian ChampionshipsVirtue and Moir won the silver medal, and repeated their bronze medal finish at Four Continents. Their debut at the World Championships was the highest debut by any team in over two decades when they placed 6th. Virtue and Moir won their first Canadian national title at the Canadian Championships and earned spots for the Four Continents and World Championships.
They won the gold medal at the Four Continents Championships. At the World Championships in SwedenVirtue and Moir won the silver medal, winning the free dance segment with their program to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg soundtrack. At the World Championshipsthey won the bronze medal, after placing 3rd in the compulsory dance, 6th in the original dance, and 4th in the free skate.
They also won the Skate Canada International with a combined score of At that competition, they received the first Virtue and Moir at the Worlds In JanuaryVirtue and Moir won their third national title at the Canadian Championshipsplacing first in all three segments of the competition and earning They set Canadian records for free dance and for combined total.
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They placed second in the compulsory dance, earning a new personal best score of In the free dance, they received four They became the first Canadian as well as the first North American ice dance team and the youngest dance team to win the Olympics, and the first ice dance team to win the Olympic gold on home ice. They also won the original dance with Overall they claimed their first World Championship title scoring They received numerous Virtue underwent surgery in October to reduce the lingering pain in her shins and calves that is a result of chronic exertional compartment syndromeleading to their withdrawal from Skate Canada.
They were in the lead following the short dance but withdrew midway through the free dance after Virtue felt tightness in her left quad muscle. Upon returning home to Michigan we changed that lift immediately, so now we do an upside-down position instead of a split. Following the World Championships, Virtue experienced pain in her shins and calves. She decided against another surgery and chose other methods to overcome the problem.