Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have been absolutely breathtaking to watch during the Winter Olympics this year. They capped off an amazing journey last night by winning Gold in Ice Dance.
These two skaters met when Tessa was only seven years old and Scott was nine. I saw them both being interviewed on Olympic Morning today and Scott said that they train so hard together than they are rarely apart for more than a week at a time. They have been working towards this goal together since 1997.
Tessa Virtue thinks “that the longevity of our partnership works to our advantage . . . there is a level of comfort and trust between us that has grown over the years.”
“We are best friends. I think our personalities balance one another extremely well – plus we know how to interact positively and productively with each other. We work hard at maintaining our partnership, but to be honest, it’s just what we’ve come to know and depend on. I hardly remember my life without Scott.” (goldenskate.com 17 Sep 2007)
They had such an amazing routine last night. It was breathtaking.
It was an emotionally charged night and it didn’t finish up till after midnight local time. However, I was glad that I pulled a late night to see these two win Gold. It is the first Gold medal in the event for a couple from North America.
They are from Southern Ontario so we can claim them as our own.
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, you made Canada proud last night. Congratulations on all your hard work. Bask in your success. You two deserve it.