Canadian figure skaters Virtue and Moir win World Figure Skating Championships
March 30, 2012
This year may be the year for summer sports when it comes to the Olympic Games, but that doesn't mean figure skating comes to a halt. In fact, earlier this week, the World Figure Skating Championships were held in Nice, France. The Canadian doubles team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were victorious, beating defending U.S. champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, according to The Associated Press.
"What we really did well was completing and executing everything we set out to do," Virtue told AP reporters. "We didn't get ahead of ourselves which is sometimes easy to do at this point of the season when everything is so automatic. I'm most impressed with our ability to stay focused and not let the distractions get to us."
Moir and Virtue are former Olympic medal winners who placed second in last year's competition. Last year, Virtue underwent extensive surgeries on her legs, which kept her and Moir out of all but the world competition, The Globe and Mail reports. Now, she is able to train and perform without being in pain.
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