Gold for Canada in Team Figure Skating and Silver for Russian Athletes
Canadian skater Patrick Chan competes in the team event of the Pyeongchang Olympic Games on February 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea
Canada won the gold medal in team figure skating this Monday at the Pyeongchang Games, ahead of Olympic Athletes of Russia, silver, and the United States, bronze.
The Canadians had made sure to climb to the first step of the podium before even the last test, the free dance.
After the victory of Patrick Chan in the men’s free program (179.75 points), ahead of the Russian Mikhail Kolyada (173.57), and the third place of Gabrielle Daleman in the women’s free program (137.14), Canada it could not be reached by the team of Russian Olympians.
The Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the best in free dance. Canada totaled 73 points, while Russia’s Olympic Athletes had 66 points and the United States 62.
The Russian Alina Zagitova had imposed herself on the women’s free program.
The team event, in which the score is added in each specialty of figure skating, made its entry into the Olympic program in 2014.
In Sochi, Russia took gold, ahead of Canada and the United States.
– Team Figure Skating Classification:
Gold: Canada 73 points (Patrick Chan, Gabrielle Daleman, Kaetlyn Osmond, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir)
Silver: Russian Olympic Athletes 66 points (Mikhail Kolyada, Evgeniia Medvedeva, Alina Zagitova, Evgenia Tarasova, Vladimir Morozov, Natalia Zabiiako, Alexander Enbert, Ekaterina Bobrova, Dmitri Soloviev)
Bronze: United States 62 points (Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Chris Knierim, Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani)
4. Italy 56 points
5. Japan 50 points
6. China 18 points
7. Germany 16 points
8. Israel 13 points
9. South Korea 13 points
10. France 13 points