Meet Tessa Virtue. She, along with her partner, Scott Moir, won the Olympic Gold medal in the Ice Dancing competition last night. Read more about their win, her biography and Tessa Virtue photos and video below.
Congratulations to Tessa Virtue and her partner Scott Moir, on their gold medal win in the ice dancing competition at the Vancouver Olympics.
Can you imagine the crowd at the Pacific Coliseum, as they watched one of their own dance perfectly across the ice, receive a well deserved 110.42 points for their free dance and eventually win the gold medal? Their win was a first for Canada, as in the past in the Olympic Ice Dancing event, the Russians have always come out on top, with the exception of only two gold medals.
Of their win, they said:
“It’s been such a journey and so many people have helped us along the way,” said Virtue.
“Oh my God,” said Moir. “It’s the exceptional moment we have always dreamed of. It’s everything we’ve always wanted and we couldn’t be happier.”
As a biography, the beautiful Tessa Virtue was born in May of 1989, making her 20 years of age. Her birthpalce? London, Ontario.
It wasn’t the ice skates that she put on first…ballet was first and foremost for her starting while she was a tot (3 years old!). When did skating come into the picture? An upcoming field trip to the local rink prompted her to learn, since she didn’t know how. The rest is history….
She was eventually paired with Scott Moir – she was 7 years old at the time and he was 9. Can you believe that they have been together almost 14 years? That’s longer than some marriages last! I know you’re curious and I’ll answer your next question…No, there is no romantic involvement between these two, they truly are the best of friends.
Their accomplishments are too numerous to mention, but here are some career highlights:
2006-2007 season: 2nd place at the Canadian Championships as well as Skate Canada International.
2007-2008 season: 1st place accolades at Four Continents Championships, Canadian Championships and Skate Canada International.
2008-2009 season: 1st place at the Canadian Championships.
2009-2010 season: 1st place at Trophee Eric Bompard, Canadian Championships, Skate Canada International and of course the Gold at the Vancouver Olympic Games.
Again, our congratulations go out to Tessa Virtue and her partner Scott for their win! No doubt we will be seeing much much more of these two. Meanwhile, you can see more Tessa Virtue photos and video below.
Photos: Wikipedia.org/David Carmichael