February 12, 2018 / 3:53 AM / 3 months ago

Canada secure gold in team event

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada guaranteed themselves a gold medal in the figure skating team event on Monday after a stellar performance by Gabrielle Daleman locked the country into first place.

Figure Skating – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Team Event Women's Single Skating Free Skating competition final – Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea – February 12, 2018 - Gabrielle Daleman of Canada reacts. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

After the women’s free skate, Canada had accumulated 63 points, with ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir still left to compete. With a maximum possible team score of 10 and a minimum of six in the ice dance, Canada is guaranteed to finish first as the team currently in second, Olympic Athletes from Russia, have 58 points.

Editing by Peter Rutherford

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