Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir CAN
2018 Olympics free dance
When Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir returned to competition in 2016, come what may was probably their motto. They knew that, at their best, they were more than capable of vaulting back to the top of the world. But the ice dance landscape had changed in the two seasons they had taken off, and they knew that they needed to find another level in their skating to pull it off.
They went undefeated in their comeback season, but the Olympic season was not nearly as comfortable. Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron had raised their skating and defeated Virtue/Moir at the Grand Prix Final. And so Virtue/Moir came into PyeongChang much as they had when they went to Sochi, as the slight underdogs, trying to decipher their path to Olympic gold.
Their free dance was pure passion and projection, and they hadn’t pushed their skating to the limit like that all season. Second individual gold, fifth Olympic medal - legends.