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Tessa Virtue
Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian ice dancer. With partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 Olympic gold medalist, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, the 2018 Olympic gold medalist, three-time World champion (2010, 2012, 2017), three-time Four Continents champion (2008, 2012, 2017), the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final champion, eight-time Canadian National champion (2008–2010, 2012–2014, 2017–2018) and the 2006 World Junior champion. Virtue and Moir are also 2014 Olympic silver medalists and 2018 Olympic gold medalists in the team event. Virtue and Moir were teamed in 1997. After winning the Canadian Junior title in 2004, they became Canada's top ice dance couple in 2007 and won the silver medal at the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships. In 2009, they became the first ice dance team to receive a perfect 10.0 for a program component score under the new ISU Judging System. In 2010, they became the first ice dancers from North America to win an Olympic gold medal, ending the 34 year streak of the Europeans. They became the first former World Junior ice dance champions to win the Olympics, and the first ice dance team to win the Olympic gold on home ice. They are also the first and only ice dancers to win gold on their Olympic debut. They are the youngest pair ever to win an Olympic title. Virtue and Moir continued to be one of the world's top ice dancing teams after their first Olympic victory. They won World Championship gold medals in 2010, 2012, and 2017, and won the Olympic silver in 2014 and the Olympic gold in 2018. Virtue and Moir are the world record score holders for the original dance, and they are also the current world record holders for the short dance and overall score. They are the most decorated Canadian ice dance team of all time and the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time. Having skated together for over 20 years, they are the longest-standing ice dance team in Canadian history. Time noted that "they've become especially beloved by new and returning spectators alike for their passionate performances and undeniable chemistry, on and off the ice."

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