In what is nearly certainly their final appearance on the world stage, the Vancouver 2010 champions looked destined for silver after French rivals Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron appeared to have stolen the show in Pyeongchang, breaking their own free dance and combined score mark.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the ice after their warmup early Tuesday, the Canadian ice dancers soaking in every second before their final Olympic performance. They received level-four marks across the board, highlighted by their dazzling midline step sequence to open the program, and nailed their rhumba sequence on which they were harshly graded in helping Canada win the team event. Their podium finishes in South Korea brought the pair's career medal count to five - they won their first gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games before capturing another gold and one silver in Sochi in 2014.
"We're grateful for the legends that came before us, they really paved the way".
"We didn't see them dance, we were very much in our world, we didn't even see their score", said the 28-year-old Virtue.
Dubreuil and Lauzon, who married following their retirement in 2008, almost managed a podium sweep with Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue.
When they made a decision to mount a comeback a couple of years ago, they made a decision to remain in Canada and chose Dubreuil and Lauzon's school. China is 19th with 5 silver and 2 bronze medals. The U.S. will play the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
"We often say that we are doing an individual sport but we are living more than 220 days a year together", Fourcade said, stressing it was a team achievement. "We know we have to win now to keep moving on".
"That was the story we were telling, so I'm happy that you fell in love with that", he concluded. "So we trusted ourselves and we needed to believe in that program so it felt so good to really execute that in the moment". The elder Donato scored four goals in the 1992 Albertville Olympics.
There were tears and cheers as the unified Korean women's hockey team exited the Olympics with a 6-1 defeat to Sweden in their final game.
Women's halfpipe - Cassie Sharpe of Comox, B.C., was the top qualifier with a run of 93.40 points; Rosalind Groenewoud, Calgary, was 11th (73.20) - both advance to the finals. She earned a 95.80 on her second set - highlighted by a 1080-degree spin - that was the highest-ever score in the sport's brief Olympic history.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Jeglic tested positive for fenoterol in an in-competition test. Fenoterol is a drug created to open the airways to the lungs.
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium and Moscow's sports minister waded into the controversy on Tuesday when he said the athlete was innocent of knowingly taking the drug.
Host South Korea reaped its fourth gold by defending its title of short track speed skating women's 3,000m relay.