Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Figure Skating’ Category

Patrick Chan went from champion to legend during his career

Sunday, April 15th, 2018
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Patrick Chan is the latest in a long line of Canadian men who have made the leap from figure skating champion to figure skating legend, writes CBC Sports' expert Pj Kwong.

Canadian figure skating great Patrick Chan ends accomplished career at 27

Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Three-time Olympian Patrick Chan, whose legendary figure skating skills and artistry on the ice have delighted Canadian fans over the past 10 years, has retired at age 27.

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir close Olympic curtain with Gord Downie tribute

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir treated the fans in South Korea to what is likely their final skate on Olympic ice, sending a distinctly Canadian message back home.

Alina Zagitova wins gold, but Kaetlyn Osmond shines brightest

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Olympic Athlete from Russia Alina Zagitova took home gold, but according to CBC Sports figure skating expert Pj Kwong, it was Canadian bronze medallist Kaetlyn Osmond who was the star of the show.

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond chases podium in women’s free skate

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond is very much in the medal hunt after posting a season-best score of 78.87 in the women's short program on Tuesday. Entering Thursday's free skate, she sits third behind Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva from the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Kaetlyn Osmond fulfilling promise, Russians a cut above

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond thrust herself into podium consideration with a strong third-place performance in the women’s short program at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Wednesday.

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond in medal position after women’s short skate

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond thrust herself into podium consideration with a strong third-place performance in the women’s short program at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Wednesday.

The Olympic women’s figure skating event just got interesting

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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For a long time, the women's figure skating event in Pyeongchang looked like it would be a coronation for the unbeatable Evgenia Medvedeva. But a foot injury opened the door for fellow Russian Alina Zagitova, and now it appears to be a two-horse race for Olympic gold.

There will never be another Virtue and Moir

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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For CBC Sports analyst Pj Kwong, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the greatest ice dance team of all-time. They proved it again at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. More importantly, the Canadian duo reached a level that won't be seen in quite some time — if ever.

Light on Olympics: Virtue and Moir’s last dance

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir performed an enthralling rendition of their Moulin Rouge free skate, winning gold in the final chapter of their Olympic skating careers.