For the second time in their careers, reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue of London, Ontario and Scott Moir of nearby Ilderton, Ontario are World Figure Skating Ice Dance Champions.
Thursday in Nice, France, according to the Canadian Press, Moir and Virtue recorded a grand total of 182.65 points to beat the reigning World Figure Skating Championships Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States.
Moir and Virtue previously won the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships in Torino, Italy, host city of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
But the bottom line is Moir and Virtue completely dazzle the crowds with their exceptional high level of personified entertainment whenever they compete on a sheet of ice. It also helps that they’re healthy. Virtue missed most of last year after having surgery on both of her legs, but was still able to win a World Championship silver medal last season.
It was also a strong performance for Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ontario as they finished in fourth place. The men’s competition starts tomorrow with Ottawa, Ontario’s Patrick Chan a strong contender for a Gold medal.