China’s Shen and Zhao Win Pairs Gold

Chinese skaters won the pairs gold and silver medals in Vancouver today, for the country’s first-ever gold in figure skating. From AP:

China’s Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo have won the pairs gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics, just ahead of countrymen Pang Qing and Tong Jian.

Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy get the bronze.

It was an error-filled night, and only the last two couples showed the brilliance an Olympics demands.

See also “What’s it like to train with China’s skating champs?” from CNN.

February 15, 2010 10:37 PM
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