Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Phil Birnbaum, Wikimedia Commons)

According to CBC Sports on Thursday, Canadian Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario have been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2023. Virtue and Moir won the gold medal for Canada in the ice dance at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and the gold medal in the team event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. They also won silver medals in the team event and ice dance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in ┬áSochi. In addition to their five Olympic medals, Virtue and Moir won seven medals at the World Figure Skating Championships (three gold, three silver and one bronze). The gold medals came in 2010 in Turin, Italy, in 2012 in Nice, France, and in 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.

Four more athletes inducted were the Ferbey Four curling team out of Edmonton, Alberta. They comprised of skip Randy Ferbey, fourth thrower Dave Nedohin, second Scott Pfeifer and lead Marcel Rocque. Ferbey, Nedohin, Pfeifer and Rocque won the gold medal at the 2002 World Men’s Curling Championship in Bismarck, North Dakota, the 2003 World Men’s Curling Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the 2005 World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria, British Columbia.

Ultimate fighter Georges St-Pierre of Saint-Isidore, Quebec was also inducted. St-Pierre had a mixed martial arts record of 26 wins and two losses, and had titles in the middleweight and welterweight divisions. Other inductees were 2004 Paralympic Games bronze medalist Danielle Peers of Edmonton, Alberta (women’s wheelchair basketball), women’s softball player Phyllis Bomberry of Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, lacrosse builder Oren Lyons, and judo coach Hiroshi Nakamura.

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