Team Canada very close to winning Olympic gold in team figure skating

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford (Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada is in the driver’s seat to win the Olympic gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, On Sunday, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario won the ice dance short program, and Meagan Duhamel of Sudbury, Ontario and Eric Radford of Winnipeg, Manitoba won the pairs free skate for a total of 20 points. Meanwhile, Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, Newfoundland finished in third place in the women’s short program for eight points.

In the ice dance short program, Virtue and Moir saw some room for improvement, but still put down a score of 80.51 points. The brother-sister duo of Maia and Alex Shibutani had a score of 75.46 points and the O.A.R.’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev had 74.76 points.

In pairs, Duhamel had a touch down, but were still able to join forces with Radford to have a winning score of 148.51 points. Italy had a strong performance in the pairs free skate and women’s short program. Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek had a terrific performance and had 138.44 points. Carolina Kostner finished in second in the ladies short program with 75.1 points. Kostner was behind Evgenia Medvedeva of the Olympic Athletes of Russia, and just ahead of Osmond.

In the standings, Canada leads with 45 points. They are followed by the Olympic Athletes from Russia at 39 points and the United States at 36 points.

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