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Tuesday 23 February 2010

Canada Makes History!!!!

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have made history, winning Canada's first Olympic gold medal in ice dance.

The couple captured the gold with a stirring free dance performance to Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 5" at the Vancouver Winter Games on Monday. Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., edged American training partners Meryl Davis and Charlie White and reigning world champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia.

The Canadians finished with 221.57 total points in their Olympic debut. White and Davis had 215.74 for the silver and the Russians scored 207.64 to take the bronze.

Virtue and Moir are also the first North Americans to capture ice dance gold.

They punctuated their free program with a breathtaking lift known as The Goose.

It's the first figure skating medal for Canada at the Vancouver Games and first Olympic gold since Jamie Sale and David Pelletier shared the pairs title eight years ago in Salt Lake City.

Click to watch the winning performance!!!

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