'Greatest Ice Dancers Ever' Take Olympic Gold

French team that suffered malfunction was a close second
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2018 6:21 AM CST
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday,...   (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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(Newser) – American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani have a bronze medal to be proud of, France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron broke the record for the highest free-dance score, but Olympic ice dancing gold went to Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on Tuesday, USA Today reports. The pair, who are now being called "the greatest ice dancers ever," took their second gold of the Games with a record 206.07 points total and are now the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, the AP reports. Papadakis and Cizeron took silver with a score of 205.28, the day after Papadakis suffered a wardrobe malfunction. Their record score was broken by the Canadians just minutes after they achieved it. In other Winter Olympics news:

  • Hockey doping. Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic has been suspended for doping and has 24 hours to get out of the Olympic Village, the BBC reports. Authorities say he tested positive for fenoterol, an asthma medication that opens up the airways. The US men's team advanced with a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Tuesday.

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