Figure Skating — Ice Dance
2018 Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
2018 Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer
2017, 2012 & 2010 World Champion
2016 Grand Prix Final Gold Medalist
2014 Two-Time Olympic Silver Medalist
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
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Ice dance has had its share of iconic moments.
Perhaps none more so than the Bolero free dance of British pair Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean that earned perfect scores at the 1984 Olympic Games.
But for many Canadians, that moment was replaced by the home-crowd performance delivered by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in Vancouver 2010 to become the youngest Ice Dance champions in Olympic history.
The golden duo, however, was not content.
The partnership that started when she was seven and he was nine would continue through to Sochi 2014, in search of their own Bolero – an artistic and athletic performance that would define the pair’s legacy.
They danced beautifully and, despite a season-best score, settled for silver.
After countless unforgettable moments with Tessa, the pair decided to take some personal time to seek new challenges off the ice for the first time since they began their ice dancing careers together.
During their break, Scott and Tessa believed that they still had the competitive fire and artistic depth to make a return to their third Olympics which they announced live on CBC's Road to the Olympics.
And it was in PyeongChang 2018, where Tessa and Scott captured the imagination of the world with emotionally-charged and provocative performances, drawing on twenty years of creative commitment to one another.
In the Team Event, they willed their compatriots to victory with beautiful performances, and, perhaps more importantly, through their cheerleading as team captains for each individual skater.
Then, in the Short Program and the memorable crescendo of their now-timeless Free Dance, they skated magically to Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge earning their second gold medal of the Olympics.
It was their fifth medal overall making them the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.
Applauded internationally as the sweethearts of the Games and revered as Canadian royalty, they have truly found their own Bolero.