When we consider of Canadian figure skating, we can’t assistance yet consider of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The twin have been partial of a Olympics given a 2010 games in Vancouver where they won gold, and with this presumably being their final games a span will get a ultimate honor. They will be a Canadian dwindle bearers for group Canada for a opening ceremonies of a 2018 Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Never before has Canada had dual people lift a dwindle into an Olympic opening ceremony. They have had pairs share a dwindle duties for a shutting ceremonies 3 times though. The choice was announced this morning by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Canadian Olympic Committee. During a press discussion Virtue said “This is positively a apex of a career. The honour of carrying a Canadian dwindle into a opening rite during a 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang brings with it a clarity of duty, payoff and above all, good pride. Pride in representing a republic whose values mount for unity, diversity, integrity and inclusion. Pride in marching with a group of moving athletes who will fearlessly and courageously contest for Canada on a world’s biggest stage. Pride in a maple root and all that it represents.” Moir added “In usurpation this forlorn honour, we dedicate to embodying a values and standards that make Canada such a special place, and vouch to welcome a Olympic suggestion in a purest form.”
The 28 year aged Virtue is from London Ontario. She was on a cover of a Winter 2014/2015 emanate of Real Style and was featured in a pleasing print shoot. Moir is 30 and is from Ilderton, Ontario. They will be a initial figure skaters to lift a dwindle given Kurt Browning did it in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. The span won Olympic bullion in 2010 and china in 2014, and over a march of their career they have also won three Four Continents championships, several Grand Prix titles and 8 Canadian ice dance titles.
Virtue and Moir will lead a Canadian Olympic figure skating team, that is approaching to be a country’s strongest in 30 years. 17 competitors will be sent, including Kaitlyn Weaver, Andrew Poje, Eric Radford, Meagan Duhamel, Patrick Chan and Kaetlyn Osmond.