With their gold medal win at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir become the most decorated figure skaters of all time.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have become the most decorated figure skaters in history with their historic win at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
After winning the team figure skating gold medal, Virtue and Moir set a record in the ice dance short dance with their 83.67, a number that broke the previous record that they themselves had set. The duo went on to earn gold after a brilliant free skate program in the ice dance competition with a free skate score of 122.40, combining for a total score of 206.07. With the win, Virtue and Moir become the most decorated figure skaters in history with 5 Olympics medals.
Virtue and Moir have amassed 4 Olympics medals through the 2018 Winter Olympics ice dance competition: Gold in ice dance at the 2010 Vancouver Games, silver in both team and ice dance at the 2014 Sochi Games, and most recently the gold medal in the team figure skating event in Pyeongchang in 2018. The addition of their gold medal in ice dance in 2018 makes a whopping – and historic – 5 Olympics medals for the duo.
In addition to their Olympics medals, Virtue and Moir share seven medals at the World Championships, including gold in 2010 (Turin), 2012 (Nice) and 2017 (Helsinki). We’re not done yet: Virtue and Moir have 7 medals at the Four Continents Championships (including 3 gold), six medals in the Grand Prix Final (1 gold), and an unparalleled ten medals (8 gold) at the Canadian Championships from 2006-2018. And that’s not including medals received in junior competitions.
Virtue and Moir have been skating together for two decades, starting in 1997 when they were still in junior competition. 20 years later the Canadian duo is schooling the younger teams in how it’s done and shattering records as they go. Olympics viewers can attest to how much fun they are to watch and they show no signs of stopping any time soon.