All over Vancouver you see one phrase, 'With Glowing Hearts' and I saw no hearts glowing any brighter last night than those of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
Last night was one of those brilliant moments in sport when so many gave their very best. The top six teams all gave everything. Delobel and Schoenfelder who closed out their career with a heartwarming skate to the 'Impossible Dream.' Faiella and Scali, the master story tellers who enthralled us with their 'The Immigrants' program. Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, who just a year ago many though would be Gold Medal favorites here, happily accepted 4th place with a brilliant skate to 'Ave Maria.'
And as good as they were the medalists were even better. I was stunned when I saw how much Domnina and Shabalin had improved since Europeans and even they gave it everything they had in winning the Bronze.
And the only word I have for Davis and White and Virtue and Moir's showdown is epic. Two teams, pushed it to the limit and gave everything they had and them some and entertained audiences with the best free dance I can ever remember!
All season long I thought Tessa and Scott's Free Dance was a little too bland with their music choice but here, somehow, the music came to life and their skating was transcendent. As they finished their program I had tears in my eyes because it was so perfect. I was mesmerized and as big of a fan for Team USA I am, I knew Tessa and Scott had just skated their way to a deserved Gold Medal. As far as Free Dance greats...I think this dance is right up their with the likes of Torvil and Dean in 1984. Brilliant!
This morning Tessa and Scott was plastered on the cover of the Vancouver Sun and I couldn't be more happy for them. GO CANADA GO!