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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada win gold in ice dancing

February 22, 2010 |  8:59 pm


Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold medal in the ice dance competition Monday night, scoring 110.42 points on their free dance (danced to Symphony No. 5 by Mahler) to finish with 221.57 points and a comfortable victory over training partners Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S.

Davis and White, who danced to music from "The Phantom of the Opera," finished with 215.74 points for the silver medal.

Russia's Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, whose Aboriginal-themed routine caused an uproar and made them the focus of all the attention coming into Vancouver, won the bronze, scoring 207.64 points.

The 2006 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto of the U.S. finished fourth with 203.07 points.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue. Credit: Yuri Kadobnov, AFP/Getty Images