clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Canada's Virtue and Moir Lead Ice Dancing Competition; Americans in Second

96941543_medium
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir gave a dramatic flamenco performance to lead the way in the Original Dance portion of the Olympic ice dancing competition.  They are currently in first place by nearly three points.  Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White were also successful tonight, performing a difficult and crowd-pleasing dance to Indian music to secure second place.  Russian reigning world champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin had some scratching their heads at the judging when their disjointed aboriginal dance received a high enough score to keep them in medal contention; they are currently in third place.

The medal picture is looking more hazy for American reigning Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.  They are going to need a lot of help to make up the ground and jump onto the podium.  A more successful night for Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates, who jumped down to 11th place after a fun county music performance.

The ice dancing competition concludes tomorrow night with the free dance.  See if Canada can win its first ice dancing gold medal!

Ice Dance Standings after the Original Dance:

1

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Canada
111.15
2 Meryl Davis and Charlie White
USA
108.55
3 Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin
Russia
106.60
4 Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto
USA
103.33
5 Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali
Italy
100.06
6 Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder
France
96.67
7 Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat France
96.12
8 Sinead Kerr and John Kerr
Great Britain
93.78
9 Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski
Russia
92.75
10 Alexandra Zaretsky and Roman Zaretsky
Israel
89.62
11 Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates
USA
85.36
12 Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte
Italy
84.58
13 Anna Zadorozhhniuk and Sergei Verbillo Ukraine
83.89
14 Nora Hoffmann and Maxim Zavozin Hungary
83.12
15 Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev Russia
80.47
16 Cathy Reed and Chris Reed
Japan
80.30
17 Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier
Canada
79.31
18 Christina Beier and William Beier Germany
76.73
19 Xintong Huang and Xun Zheng
China
74.25
20 Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland Great Britain
72.01
21 Allison Reed and Otar Japaridze
Georgia
68.87
22 Kamila Hajkova and David Vincour
Czech Republic
63.73
23 Irina Schtork and Taavi Rand
Estonia
56.94