Winter Olympics: Canada win gold in figure skating team event in Pyeongchang

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‘Exquisite’ routines seal figure skating gold for Canada
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

Canada produced a dominant performance to win gold in the figure skating team event in Pyeongchang.

The Canadian team finished seven points clear at the top of the standings to win the nation's first gold of the Games and improve on their silver medal in the event in Sochi in 2014.

The Olympic Athletes from Russia team won silver and United States bronze.

Canada came first in three of the four disciplines in the final, as well as a third-place finish.

The event saw the teams, made up of one man, one woman, one pair and one ice dance couple, compete as a nation rather than individually.

Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman made up the Canadian team.

Russians 'grieving for plane crash victims'

Afterwards, Olympic Athletes from Russia silver medallist Ekaterina Bobrova paid tribute to the victims of a fatal air crash in Russia on Sunday.

All 71 passengers and crew were killed when a Saratov Airlines jet went down minutes after taking off from Domodedovo airport near Moscow.

"Right now we are very happy about the victories and skating at the Olympics," she said.

"In our country in the night an airplane crashed and 71 people died. As the team captain I want to express the deepest sympathy of the athletes, coaches and the whole delegation to the victims and their families of this catastrophe.

"This is a huge grief for your country. Knowing about this tragedy, we just went out on the ice to do the best we possibly can. We are grieving for the victims."

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