Canada wins gold in figure skating team event at Pyeongchang Olympics

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Ice dancer Scott Moir and partner Tessa Virtue, along with Canada's deep squad, grabbed a team gold medal that Canadians desperately sought in Monday's Olympic free skates.

Afterwards, Chan said: "I'm just happy I did the best I could". "I have such an incredible, strong team". It's not that he didn't feel it this time around-"let me tell you, it was nerve-wracking", Chan said, of that free skate-but he proved he can thrive under that pressure at the Olympics.

Gabrielle Daleman finished third to snag eight points for Team Canada. Virtue and Moir didn't even need to step on the ice for the last skate of the competition, because the win was already locked up after Daleman nailed her long program to officially clinch gold.

Although the Canadian ice dancers could have taken it easy with gold a sure thing, Virtue and Moir put in a handsome performance, taking the top spot in the free dance with 118.10 points.

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Canada took a six-point lead over O.A.R. into the third and final day of competition, while the Americans were third. Sebastian Samuelsson of Sweden took silver and Benedikt Doll of Germany earned bronze.

Kingsbury, the World Cup leader and Sochi Games silver medallist, was the top qualifier after scoring 86.07 points Friday. While he may spring a surprise in the individual event, this was largely seen as his last chance for Olympic gold - the medal he'd always craved but never quite reached over his long career.

Canada's gold medal was set up by three-time world champion Patrick Chan earlier in the day.

Patrick Chan topped the men's free skate portion Monday, while 15-year-old Alina Zagitova of Russian Federation turned in the best ladies' free skate performance.

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"Obviously the skaters in generations before us didn't have the opportunity to win multiple medals at an Olympic Games", Moir said. "It's such an honor and such a privilege to be with them and to share an Olympic podium with them". Expect American Erin Hamlin to be in the mix in what will likely be her final Olympic games after she took bronze at Sochi.

"Now I'm here in second place, I just don't believe it", said Blouin. Here's Park on Adam Rippon, whose long-awaited Olympic debut was a dream come true.

Alberta-born Brooke Voigt, who lives in Whistler, finished 21st and B.C.'s Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay was 22nd.

The start of the competition was delayed for about 75 minutes due to the conditions at windswept Phoenix Park. "Winning this is like winning hockey and winning curling".

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