Alissa Czisny of the U.S. loses her balance to fall to the ice as she performs during her Women’s short program at the ISU 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori)
NICE, France (AP) — Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the world figure skating title Thursday, reversing last year’s result by beating defending champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S.
Virtue and Moir, who captured the worlds and Olympic crown two years ago, took the free dance after finishing first in Wednesday’s short dance.
“It’s the icing on the cake, it really is a bonus to be world champions,” Moir said. “There was a lot of pressure for us to win, because we knew we had done the work to deserve to win. When the marks came up I was a little bit relieved … I was excited, I screamed something under my breath.”
The Canadians defeated the Americans for the second straight event, this time by a score of 182.65 points to 178.62. Virtue and Moir also won at last month’s Four Continents against their rivals and close friends.
“What we really did well was completing and executing everything we set out to Login to read more