We did it for ourselves and Team USA and everyone who supported us.". Tessa Virtue. Tessa Virtue started skating at age six because she didn’t want to be the only one in her class who couldn’t skate during a field trip, and was quickly teamed up with Scott Moir when she was seven. It wasn't easy, Tokyo opens new swimming venue for Olympics, Chen leads Skate America after personal best, Bell leads Tennell after solid short program, SailGP crews to have at least 1 woman in 2021, Weightlifting: WADA probe finds urine swaps, U.S. to skip wrestling worlds over virus worries, Tokyo officials: Working on COVID-19 measures, Giro: Almeida in pink; more COVID-19 cases, Naser, 400M champ, avoids ban on technicality, How to listen to and download the ESPN Investigates podcast The Running Man, French figure skating event latest to be canceled, DOJ: 2018 Games among Russian hack targets, Cyclist Alaphilippe has hand surgery after crash, Braathen edges Odermatt, Caviezel for WC win, Jepchirchir sets women's half marathon record, Rivals, friends, record-breakers: Virtue and Moir pushed to new heights. At her third and final games – PyeongChang 2018 – Tessa Virtue and partner Scott Moir became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. Figure Skater. Tessa has a love of fashion, enjoys golfing, and actively supports the Thames Valley Children’s Centre, Special Olympics, and the Humane Society. "It definitely feels like we are close to the end of our career, and we are very proud of this," Moir said. "This was a very intense competition, and we're happy the way things turned out for us. The Shibutanis trailed teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue by two-hundredths of a point after the short dance, and their near-season-best free dance allowed them to make up the difference. Scott Moir. Born and raised in London, Ontario, Virtue and Moir quickly climbed up the ranks and produced one of the most memorable moments of Vancouver 2010 – their first Olympics – when they captured gold in front of the supportive home crowd, becoming the first North American ice dancers to be crowned Olympic champions. But a rare fall entering their combination spin was enough to damage an otherwise beautiful performance to "Imagine" that still drew applause from the crowd. Four Continents Medals. Tessa Virtue is a household name not only in Canada, but around the world. Virtue and Moir retired for two years after that disappointment in 2014, content with their place in history, only to decide a couple of years ago to make one more run at Olympic glory. Olympic Medals. They would go on to become the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, … Bio. They finished it off exactly how they had imagined. We have the greatest respect for [the French team], and they skated so well, and they push us to be at our best.". Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a retired Canadian ice dancer.With ice dance partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 and 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World champion (2010, 2012, 2017), a three-time Four Continents champion (2008, 2012, 2017), the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final champion, an eight-time Canadian National champion … "We were able to rely on our team and our coaches and training -- and just go out there and savor it," Virtue said. Grand Prix Medals. "We did four performances on Olympic ice we can be so proud of, and we got two Olympic medals. The Canadians' medal total broke a tie with Russia's Evgeni Plushenko and Sweden's Gillis Grafstrom for the most in Olympic figure skating, and their golden haul matched the record shared by Grafstrom, Sonja Henie of Norway and Irina Rodnina of the Soviet Union. Winning gold medals in both the ice dance and team events, they are the first figure skaters to own five career Olympic medals. Official profile of Olympic athlete Tessa VIRTUE (born 17 May 1989), including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. The third American team, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, also was within sight of the podium after the short dance. It was the second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games for Virtue and Moir, who were instrumental in helping Canada win the team figure skating event. GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with a dazzling and dramatic free skate set to the music of "Moulin Rouge.". Virtue and Moir had enjoyed early international success. One month later they won their first world title. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir held their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time.