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Volosozhar and Trankov win Olympic pairs figure skating title; Russia takes gold, silver
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 1:49 PM EST
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the Olympic gold medal in pairs figure skating Wednesday as Russia took the top two spots to reclaim its dominance of the sport.
Volosozhar and Trankov scored 152.69 points to finish with 236.86, 18.18 ahead of their teammates.
Four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany had to settle for bronze for the second straight Olympics.
Russia or the Soviet Union had won gold in 12 straight Olympics in the event before the streak ended four years ago, when the Russians failed to take home any pairs medal from Vancouver.