Team Canada very close to winning Olympic gold in team figure skating

COC president Tricia Smith CEO Chris Overholt executive director Eric Myles and Chef de Mission Isabelle Charest and bobsledder Cam Stones during a news conference at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang South Korea

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Daleman's 137.14-point performance added eight points to Canada's cumulative score, bringing it up to 63 and clinching gold because neither Russian Federation or the USA could catch the Canadians once Virtue and Moir stepped on the ice. They are followed by the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation at 39 points and the United States at 36 points.

"We wanted to make a bit of a different statement, and if that was bringing a certain edge or sexuality or darkness or a contemporary feeling to it, mission accomplished I guess", Virtue said at the Vancouver championships, according to The Canadian Press.

Chan, the three-time world champion from Toronto, fell on both his quadruple toe loop and triple Axel to score 81.66.

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"I'm just happy I did the best I could and I left nothing, no rock unturned", said Chan, who admitted his nerves were jangling and he "just had a conversation with myself" to get back on track. "To nail it the way I did - and even out of the corner of my eye, I could see my team mates standing in excitement". "Going into it, I was like a train, get on those tracks and get some speed", she said.

Canada took a six-point lead over OAR into the third and final day of competition, while the Americans were third. "Team Canada has such an incredible group of fearless, courageous, fun, inspiring athletes - and we'll be forever bonded thanks to the unique experiences we have the chance to share together".

Four years later, Canada arrived in South Korea as the world's No. 1-ranked team, and is the only country balanced across all four disciplines. He placed first with a score of 179.75 in the men's free program, keeping the veteran Canadian team in first place and setting the stage for Daleman. Carolina Kostner finished in second in the ladies short program with 75.1 points.

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