Not only were they the first North Americans to win gold for ice dancing, but they were also the youngest at age 20 and 22 , respectively. This was the same year Virtue and Moir competed in their first Olympic Games. In , she had surgery for a second time, which meant she and Moir had to withdraw from the national championships and Skate Canada. This is the year Virtue, then 17, and Moir, then 19, began competing in senior events nationally and internationally. In , the pair won bronze at the world championships.