Team Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold in ice dancing, but it was their fierce chemistry on the ice that grabbed the world’s attention yet again at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The legendary skaters won the gold medal and set new world record with a total score of 206.07!
Commentators and audience members were stunned by the dance routine set to “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge! Virtue and Moir broke their own person best and edged out silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France by 0.79 points. This was Virtue and Moir’s third Olympic gold medal and record-breaking fifth medal overall, making the celebrated pair the most-decorated figure skaters ever.
The routine’s physical sensuality—not to mention smoldering looks and emotional intensity—led to renewed speculation that Tessa and Scott are more than just friends. But the skating partner’s of 20 years continue to insist that they are friends and “business partners” who enjoy storytelling on the ice.
Fans and commentators will no doubt continue to wonder, as that’s quite a beautiful story they tell together. Congratulations on an exceptional career—we’ll be sobbing quietly in the corner.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 20, 2018