Figure skating pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir only had little time to change their “porno” routine at the Canadian World Cup to a less edgier set in the PyeongChang Winter Games, and it paid off big time.
The Canadians won their fourth gold, and joined the record books for the most number of medals for a figure skating team.
Moir said that they toned down the “porno” bit to the tune of “Moulan Rouge” but still remained edgy, which is what they were going for in the Olympics.
“We wanted to make a bit of a different statement. If that was bringing an edge or sexuality or darkness, or a contemporary feel to it, then mission accomplished I guess,” he said, adding that they realized they needed to showcase a different style in order to impress the judges.
n winning the gold, Moir said the pressure is real but they also have very high expectations of themselves.
“We’re born on the ice,” he said, adding that they think they’re the best in the world.
Now that they’ve won their fourth medal, Virtue and Moir are now tied with Russia’s Yevgeny Pluschenko and Sweden’s Gillis Grafstrom. Pluschenko was one of the most celebrated figure skater after winning three straight medals between 2002 and 2010. At the Sochi Games, he didn’t compete in the individual event but still won a gold medal in the team event.
However, the figure skating pair have a chance to eclipse the feat in PyeongChang, and stand alone in the record books. They still have one ice event to win.
Moir couldn’t believe how lucky they are to be given the chance to compete against the world’s best. But he said that more than the medal count, he would gauge their success as to how many young Canadians they will inspire who will take up to sport.