Winter Olympics: Canada's Gabrielle Daleman overcomes obstacles to secure gold medal

Winter Olympics: Canada's Gabrielle Daleman overcomes obstacles to secure gold medal

Winter Olympics: Canada's Gabrielle Daleman overcomes obstacles to secure gold medal

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir completed the team event in style after Gabrielle Daleman had secured the Olympic gold medal for Canada at the Gangneung Ice Arena today.

Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have modified a risque element from their routine so their free program at the Olympics will be more family-friendly. Although they received a flawless score, won first place, and ultimately qualified for the 2018 games in South Korea, there's one move in that routine you won't see them perform at the more conservative Olympic games: a super-sexy lift.

The win makes ice dancing duo Virtue and Scott tied with Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) and Gillis Grafström (SWE) as the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time.

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"Our goal was to ignite the country's Olympic spirit and maintain our position as one of the best-dressed teams at the Olympic Winter Games", Alison Coville, president of Hudson's Bay, said of the outfits in a statement.

Chan didn't have a great short program, and if there is a weakness in the Canadian team, he could be it. I'm not at the top individually anymore, but this team made me see the positive in my skating and believe in myself.

"We really wanted a sleek, modern, contemporary esthetic overall", Virtue told the Star's Rosie DiManno. Each team is composed of one man, one woman, and one pair, who will complete a short program, and one ice dance couple who will complete a short dance.

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Going into the women's free skate, the Canadians were first in the team competition, followed by the Russians in second and Americans in third.

"We toured together, we trained together, we grew up together, we were teenagers together", said 2010 Olympic gold medalist Moir, now 30.

Canada went into the seventh end, or round, of Monday's match leading 5-4 after a tight game.

Medvedeva's 15-year-old training partner, Alina Zagitova, proved she can challenge for the gold.

"I was like, 'There's so many more people, '" he said.

The final was a highly anticipated event for Canadian fans as four talented Team Canada athletes qualified and had to deliver an exemplary performance for a place on the podium. "That said, we have vast respect for one another, and always end up in laughing fits". I know that's not a Patrick Chan skate, but what I did see was him battle and it was a veteran move. "So we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better", Moir told reporters. "Going into it, I was like a train, getting on those tracks and getting some speed", she said.

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