Canada wins figure skating team event gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

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After the women's free skate, Canada was already locked in first place, with ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir still left to compete. With a maximum possible team score of 10 and a minimum of six in the ice dance, Canada is guaranteed to finish first as the team now in second, Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation, have 58 points.

The 27-year-old, who had struggled with his jumps in the team event's short program, landed the first two quads of his free skate, earning him a season's best score of 179.75 points.

"I hadn't been that nervous in awhile", Chan said through a grin.

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Here's everything you need to know about the Team Canada athletes vying for Gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea this month. The team had an insurmountable lead of 63 points after Gabrielle Daleman finished her ladies free dance and grabbed eight points for Canada.

Zagitova, skating at her first Olympics, turned in a sizzling performance to composer Leon Minkus's "Don Quixote".

Virtue and Moir wound up with a score of 80.51, thanks to a flashy and technically impressive showing set to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

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"What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that handsome of a position, so we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better", Moir told the Star on Wednesday at the Gangneung Ice Arena in PyeongChang. "And I think Canada has a great chance, and I think we're a great skating country, the choreographers, the coaches, the skaters that have come from our country are second to none, and I think it's very important for us to win this event". "I survived, and I get to enjoy possibly a gold medal". And now I'm standing here after all of that.

"Maybe it's the Japanese genetics - but lucky for me I'm American, so I'll be the first US lady".

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