by Callum Ng
February 17, 2014 (ISN) – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won the silver medal in the ice dance competition at Sochi.
Sitting second after the short dance, the 2010 Olympic champions scored 114.66 in the free dance to take the lead. The final couple however were American rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White. They were excellent. Their score of 116.63 was enough to build on their short dance lead and win. Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov were third place.
“It was a lot of pressure tonight,” said Moir. “We felt it more this afternoon more than yesterday. We just wanted to go out and have a great skate. On the one side I had to fight through a lot of the moments and really push and focus really hard tonight and all of a sudden I was in the ending position and it seemed to go by really fast.”
“We knew that this was a risk coming back to defend a title,” said Virtue. “And that’s something we didn’t want to shy away from. As competitors we embrace that challenge and I think that’s what sport is all about.”
It is Tessa and Scott’s second medal of these Olympic Games, adding to their silver in the team event.
http://olympic.ca/ Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir