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PyeongChang-2018

Double Canadian gold

UPDATE 8:25 p.m.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir needed the skate of their lives. The Vancouver 2010 ice dance gold medalists ended their career in style Monday night with the best skate of their career.

Virtue and Moir, who led the ice dance competition after Sunday's short program, earned a personal-best 122.40 points in Monday's long program to win the gold medal.

They edged out the French pair of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, who set a world record with a score of 123.35 points.

They set down the mark prior to Virtue and Moir taking to the ice. The Canadian pair skated last.

Virtue and Moir came out of retirement to skate in PyeongChang.

They are the first figure skaters to own five Olympic medals. Aside from the gold in ice dance today and in Vancouver, the also own gold from this year's team event and silver in ice dance and the team event in Sochi.

Canada now has 19 medals, eight gold, five silver and six bronze

Canadian women will skate in the 3,000 metre relay final early tomorrow morning Pacific time.


ORIGINAL: 6:55

Cassie Sharpe, who grew up in Comox but calls North Vancouver home, is Canada's newest golden girl.

Sharpe won Canada's seventh gold medal of the PyeongChang Olympics, topping the leaderboard in the women's ski halfpipe Monday evening.

She won with a score of 95.80 points registered on her second of three runs.

Sharpe, who led all qualifiers, led from start to finish Monday.

Her score of 94.40 led all 12 finalists after the first run. She increased the lead after the second run, and didn't have to ski the final run after the field failed to match her score.

Marie Martinod of France won the silver while Brita Sigourney of the United States captured bronze.

Rosalind Groenewould of Calgary finished 10th.

Canada now has 18 medals, including seven gold, five silver and six bronze.

The team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are skating for gold this evening in ice dancing. They led all competitors after Sunday's short program.



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PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Norway14141139
2Germany1410731
3Canada1181029
4United States98623
5Netherlands86620
6South Korea58417
7Olympic Athlete
from Russia
26917
8Switzerland56415
9France54615
10Sweden76114


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