Virtue and Moir won!!!!
My favorite ice dancing team won the Olympics - Virtue and Moir!!! Oh what a glorious night! They completely deserved to win, they skated with such elegance and grace, just the epitome of what ice dancing is suppose to be, beautiful!
I was quite happy with the results, though I thought Americans, Belbin and Agosto should have placed third. I am sorry that they didn't medal and that they made a terrible decision in changing coaches two years ago. Prior to 2008, Belbin and Agosto were coached by the same people as Virtue and Moir, but than B&A left for a Russian coach, who coaches the Russians Domina and Shabilin. It was a calculated risk and sadly one that B&A lost. That heavy style of ice dancing that was popular in the 1980's and 1990's, the bread and butter of Russian ice dancing, is no longer in vogue. Belbin and Agosto would have done better to stay with their old coaches and what is now the new style of ice dancing. oh well.
What these 2010 Vancouver Olympics figure skating events have shown is that finally (THANK GOD), the Russians are no longer the heir apparents to every figure skating gold medal. I believe this also accounts for the sour grapes from the Russian skaters - for over 50 years they were coming into the Olympics without any doubt that they would leave with a gold medal around their neck, now however the International Skating Union seems to have given notice that to receive the gold, you will have to earn it. I can't wait to see some guard changes in the wonderful world of figure skating!