Canadian duo take silver in world ice dancing
Virtue, Moir come back from small mistake the day before to regain 2nd
It's hard to keep Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir down, an important message to the rest of the world less than two years from the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
A day after a small mistake dropped them back from second to third in ice dancing at the world figure-skating championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, the London, Ont.-area duo fought back with an excellent free dance to earn silver medals.
They took top spot in Friday's event, but it wasn't quite enough to get the gold.
France's Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder won the event, with Jana Klhokhlova and Segei Novitski of Russia taking bronze.
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto of the United States were fourth.
"It was a great skate for us," Moir said afterward. "We kind of knew we'd do that.
"We do that every day in training, so we were just hoping it would come together for us. What a thrill when it does."
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont. finished 17th, while B.C.-born Allie Hann-McCurdy and Michael Coreno of Delhi, Ont. were 19th.
Virtue, 18, and Moir, 20, had finished sixth last year in their world championship debut and this year became one of the youngest couples ever on the podium. They've been skating together since she was seven and he nine.
This was the ninth time in 13 years that Canadians have won world ice-dancing medals.
You can watch a replay of the ice dance final on Friday at midnight ET on the CBC, 12:30 a.m. in Nfld.
With files from Canadian Press