Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Canada Wins Fifth Gold Medal in 2010 Olympic

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont. captured Canada's fifth gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics on Monday, Feb. 22, winning the figure skating ice dance in spectacular fashion.
VANCOUVER — Canada added a fifth Olympic gold medal to its coffers Monday on the same day that team officials announced the host team couldn’t reach its target of topping the medals standings at the Vancouver Games.

The country’s first Olympic gold in ice dancing by Tessa Virtue of London, Ont., and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont., put Canada alone in fifth place in the medal standings with 10 (5-4-1).
The U.S. slowed its torrid pace from the first week of competition, but still topped the table with 25. Germany had a big day with four medals to break the 20-medal barrier and sit second with 21. Norway was third with 14 and Russia recovered from a slow start to reach 11 Monday.

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