Figure skating: Daleman shrugs off sickness to lead in Vancouver

”It’s a great boost and we’ll have to maintain that momentum, but we’ll watch the video, and we know we’ll still have a lot of things we want to improve,” Virtue said.

Article continues below … ”I am just most proud of how I’ve handled everything, I didn’t find out how sick I was (until Thursday), I just knew I couldn’t breathe properly,” said Daleman, who saw the Canadian team doctor after Thursday’s practice.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the short dance with a whopping 85.12 points – Moir said if they skated their program perfectly, they’d expect an 86.

Sarah Tamura, a 16-year-old from Vancouver, is third after the short program.

Toronto’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are second with 78.37, and Carolane Soucissse and Shane Firus are third.

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