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World Figure Skating Championships: Savchenko and Szolkowy win the Gold

Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy took the gold in the Pairs competition at the World Figure Skating Championships and they did it in style, as they finished over 16 points ahead of their closest competitors Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang of China. The Russian team of Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov finished in third.

Savchenko and Szolkowy showed their diversity in this year’s competition, as their free skate to selections from “Schindler’s List” was a far cry from their upbeat, pop-techno short program.

This victory has positioned Savchenko and Szolkowy as the favorites for the upcoming Olympics in Vancouver, as this is their second consecutive world title.

After winning, Rovin Szolkowy said that “this is what we were expected to do.”

Here is Savchenko and Szolkowy’s Free Skate from last night:

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