A post shared by Paul Poirier (@pauldpoirier)We can’t get enough of Paul Poirier right now.The out Olympic ice dancer and his partner Piper Gilles competed recently at the World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, placing third in both the rhythm dance and free dance.
It was the pair’s second World bronze medal. Per usual, they looked stunning together on the ice. Poirier was kind enough to share some of the highlights on Instagram.A post shared by Paul Poirier (@pauldpoirier)Heading into the championship, Poirier and Gillis were circumspect about whether this will be their final season together. “We haven’t given ourselves a day to think about it,” Poirier told Olympics.com.But if this is the end of their decade-plus run, Poirier and Gillis are going out on top.
This season, they captured gold at Grand Prix stops in Canada and Finland before winning the Grand Prix Final in December. That doesn’t mean it’s been an entirely smooth journey, however.
Gillis suffered an appendicitis at the start of the new year, sidelining the pair for February’s Four Continents Championships (two Americans, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, won gold).