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Finnish figure skating builder gives praise to Virtue and Moir

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According to Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune, on Sunday, Finnish figure skating builder Petri Kokko was very outspoken after the short program of the ice dance competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Kokko, who is a former figure skater who was credited with creating the Finnstep, tweeted, "Hope Virtue and Moir wins. Americans timing off in the finnstep and restrained even otherwise", "I don't understand the judging in ice dancing. Virtue and Moir should be leading in my honest opinion" and "Davis and White were brilliant in the team event, but not tonight."

The Finnstep according to, is a fun, fast dance that "requires very crisp and tidy timing as well as footwork", with emphasis on timing.

The American duo of Charlie White and Meryl Davis went on to post the best ice dancing short program score of 78.89 followed by the Canadian duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at 76.33.

White and Davis went on to win Olympic gold on Monday, followed by Virtue and Moir at silver and the Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov at bronze.



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