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Canada's Virtue and Moir Win Ice Dancing Gold; Americans Davis and White Win the Silver

History was made tonight in ice dancing.  A North American team won the Olympic gold medal for the first time.  Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir did the home crowd proud by winning the free dance tonight with a sublime performance to secure victory.  Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White had a passionate performance to Phantom of Opera to earn the silver medal.  Russian bronze medalists Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, I have no comment on.  

It was quite a heartbreaker for Americans Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.  The Olympic silver medalists from Torino finished just off the podium here, despite a passionate skate. 

It was one of the best nights of skating that I can remember.  And what better ending than for the home team to win this one for Canada?  Additionally, the gold and silver medalists are training mates who share coaches, so this was quite a successful event for their contingent.  No major errors in the top teams, and just beautiful skating all around.  Americans Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates were able to climb up to 11th place.

Ice Dancing Final Results

1

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Canada
221.57
2 Meryl Davis and Charlie White
USA
215.74
3 Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin
Russia
207.64
4 Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto
USA
203.07
5 Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali
Italy
199.17
6 Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder
France
193.73
7 Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat
France
190.49
8 Sinead Kerr and John Kerr
Great Britain
186.01
9 Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Noviski Russia
185.86
10 Alexandra Zaretsky and Roman Zaretsky
Israel
180.26
11 Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates
USA
174.30
12 Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte
Italy
167.32
13 Nora Hoffmann and Maxim Zavozin
Hungary
167.23
14 Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier
Canada
164.60
15 Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev
Russia
163.35
16 Anna Zadorozhniuk and Sergei Verbillo
Ukraine
163.15
17 Cathy Reed and Chris Reed
Japan
159.60
18 Christina Beier and William Beier
Germany
149.64
19 Xintong Huang and Xun Zheng
China
145.52
20 Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland
Great Britain
143.61
21 Kamila Hajkova and David Vincour
Czech Republic
133.81
22 Allison Reed and Otar Japaridze
Georgia
132.32
23 Irina Schtork and Taavi Rand
Estonia
115.18