Friday, February 15, 2008

Canadian Duo Wins Ice Dance Title at Four Continents

Canadian Tessa Virtue and Scott Moirled from start to take the ice dancing title at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships at Goyang, South Korea on Friday.

Leaders after both compulsory dance and original dance, Virtue and Moir scored 104.08 in the free dance for an overall total of 207.32.

American Meryl Davis and Charlie White who managed only 100.16 points Friday for a 199.45 total for the second place, and their compatriots Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre took 89.62 points from the free dance section for the third place with an overall 180.65.

Virtue, 18, and Moir, 20, have been skating together since 1997,and this Four Continents win is their second at a senior international event.

The 2006 world junior champions had previously won at Skate Canada on the 2007-08 ISU Grand Prix circuit.

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