Winter Olympics: Second gold as Russia reign again in Olympic pairs
Published on Feb 13, 2014 8:18 AM
SOCHI, Russia (AFP) - World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov put Winter Games hosts' Russia back on the top of Olympic pairs figure skating as they reclaimed the title on front of an emotional crowd on Wednesday night.
Dressed in gold to match their expectations they also became the first couple since 1936 to win on home ice as they led a Russian 1-2 ahead of Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov, days after both also won the Olympic team gold.
Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy took their second Olympic bronze after both fell during their free programme in the Iceberg Skating Palace.
Trankov fell to his knees with his fists clenched above his head and kissed the ice as Ukrainian-born Volosozhar buried her face in her hands with tears in her eyes after their skate to the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
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