The 2018 Winter Olympics ice dancing competition is over, with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada winning the gold medal in the last competitive skate of their careers. They just barely edged out Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France for the gold, while Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States earned the bronze.
It’s the second Olympic gold medal for Moir and Virtue, at least from Pyeongchang, as they earned one in the team event. They took gold in the ice dance two Olympics ago and silver in Sochi.
The Shibutanis had a brilliant run of their own, but they were one step behind the French and Canadian teams overall. The French team actually set a free dance world record and total score world record, while Canada broke the latter but not the former. Virtue and Moir did set a world record in the short program, though, which is how they wound up on top.
Below, you can find the live results from all of Monday’s action as it happened, as well as the full standings.
Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) 206.07
Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) 205.28
Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) 192.59
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) 187.69
Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (OAR) 186.92
Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (TA) 184.91
Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) 181.98
Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) 176.91
Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) 175.58
Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri (ITA) 173.47
Penny Coomes/Nicholas Buckland (CAN) 170.32
Sara Hurtado/Kirill Khaliavin (ESP) 168.33
Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro (OAR) 162.24
Natalia Kaliszek/Maksym Spodyriev (POL) 161.35
Kana Muramoto/Chris Reed (JPN) 160.63
Kavita Lorenz/Joti Polizoakis (GER) 150.49
Marie-Jade Lariault/Romaine Le Gac (FRA) 149.59
Yura Min/Alexander Gamelin (KOR) 147.74
Alisa Agafonova/Alper Ucar (TUR) 147.18
Lucie Mysliveckova/Lukas Csolley (SVK) 142.57
Ice dance free dance live results, third and fourth groups
Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani are coming up in the order, as well as two other United States teams. Madison Chock and Evan Bates are one, while Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue are the other.
The first pair to take the ice in the third group is Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Canada, who had a strong short dance showing. They skated to a James Bond medley, and it was very entertaining.
They scored a 107.31 for the free dance and moved into first place with a score of 176.91. The British pairing of Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland scored lower than they hoped, a 101.96, which put them in provisional third. They’re in danger of not making the top 10 at this rate. Another Canadian team was next, the pairing of Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, who had a strong short dance score of 74.33 to build on. They scored a 107.65, for a total of 181.98, the first team to break 180 thus far.
Up next is the American pair of Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who posted a short dance of 75.45. Skating to a version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” they had a good routine until the fifth frame, where they suffered a fall on the combination spin, which ruined their chances of making the podium in the end. They scored a 100.13, with a total of 175.58, which put them in third but the spot won’t last.
The final pair of the third group, Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev, came out and had a stunning performance, scoring a 111.45, much higher than anybody else, taking over first with a total score of 186.92.
Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy were up first in the final group, and they finished in second with a score of 184.91, after getting a point deduction for the routine running long.
The Shibutanis are up next. Skating to “Paradise” by Coldplay, they had an incredible performance, perfectly in sync, and especially impressed with some of the smoothest twizzles of the competition. They came in with a 77.73 in the short dance, and for the free dance they scored a 114.86, for a total of 192.59, taking over first place.
Three heavy hitters still remain, though. The gold medal favorites, the French pairing of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron were next, skating to “Moonlight Sonata.” They entered with a short dance score of 81.93, second overall. They knocked it out of the park with a moving performance, a free dance score of 123.35, for a total score of 205.28, for first place, and a world record. That’s a total world record AND free dance world record.
The final U.S. pair of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue came out, hoping to make it onto the podium. They finished the short dance just ahead of the Shibutanis, so they could very well ultimately knock them off the podium with a strong performance. They needed a 114.85 to get to second place. They had a one-point deduction and posted a 109.94, moving into third place with a score of 187.69.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who posted a world record 83.67 in the short dance, are up last. Performing to Molin Rouge, they immediately captivated the crowd. They need a 121.62 to make it into first place, and a 108.93 to make it second.
They scored a 122.40, and took first place, and the gold medal! A total score of 206.07!
Ice dance free dance live results, first and second groups
Three United States teams remain in the ice dance free skate, a medal event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani are one, and they enter the event just behind another American team, Zachary Donohue and Madison Hubbell. The third team is Evan Bates and Madison Chock.
All three will be in the latter half of the competition, along with leaders Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue of Canada.
First up is the French team of Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romaine Le Gac, who scored a 59.97 in the short program, well outside the podium positions. They scored an 89.62 in the free dance, for a total score of 149.59. Next up is Lukas Csolley and Lucie Mysliveckova of Slovakia. They scored a disappointing 82.82, putting them behind the first pair.
Joti Polizoakis and Kavita Lorenz were next, with a Pride and Prejudice-themed routine that earned them a score of 90.50, for a total of 150.49. The Korean team of Yura Min and Alxander Gamelin were next, with a score of 147.74. Then it was on to Turkey’s Alper Ucar and Alisa Agafonova, who scored a total of 147.18.
After a break, the second groups took the ice. The first pair was Marco Fabbri and Charlene Guignard of Italy, scoring a 105.31 on their free dance, moving into first place at 173.47 Second place was quickly acquired by Maksym Spodyriev and Natalia Kaliszek of Poland, with a total score of 161.35. Japan’s Chris Reed and Kana Muramoto finished just behind them with a score of 160.63.
The next two teams, Jonathan Guerreiro and Tiffani Zagorski of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) and Kirill Khaliavin and Sara Hurtado of Spain, took over third and second place, respectively. The OAR pair scored a 162.24, while Spain managed a 168.33.
Before the event
Three teams from the United States qualified for the ice dance free skate at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The event will take place on Monday at 8 p.m., broadcast in primetime by NBC with live streaming via NBC Olympics (enhanced, non-enhanced) and FuboTV.
Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani are the highest profile of the American teams that made it past the short program, and they sit fourth in overall score heading into Monday’s medal event. They actually trail another U.S. team, the duo of Zachary Donohue and Madison Hubbell, who sit in third. The team of Madison Chock and Evan Bates is the third, and they finished the short program in the seventh position.
All three are hoping to podium, but getting any higher than a bronze medal is going to be incredibly difficult. That’s because the gold and silver medal favorites currently sit in first and second position. In first is Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue of Canada. Their training partners are in second, Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis of France.
It’s likely those two teams will battle it out for gold and silver, though both the Shibutanis and the team of Donohue and Hubbell aren’t far behind. A brilliant skate from either of them could win it, but if Moir and Virtue are out there breaking world records again, as they did in the short program, it’s going to be a tall order.
You can find our full results from the ice dance short dance on Sunday, including a live blog, right here. We’re going to have live results and highlights from Monday’s ice dance free dance in this very article, so we’ll have updates when we get closer to 8 p.m.
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Date: Feb. 19
Event: Ice dance free dance
Time: 8 p.m. ET