Figure Skating: China’s Shen and Zhao claim pairs gold

Vancouver – Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo gave China their first ever Olympic figure skating title when they won gold in the pairs event in Vancouver on Monday.

The husband-and-wife team lead a Chinese 1-2 ahead of teammates Pang Qing and Tong Jian with Germany’s reigning two-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy taking bronze after the free skating final.

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