Sport China wins pairs short program; US pair finishes 14th

07:20  14 february  2018
07:20  14 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

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You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. China wins pairs short program ; US The Chinese pair of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong led Russian skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov by less than a point after the short program in the

Associated Press 2/14/2018. © John Sibley Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China skate to victory in the pairs short program . PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local)

Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China skate to victory in the pairs short program. © John Sibley Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China skate to victory in the pairs short program.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

The Chinese pair of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong led Russian skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov by less than a point after the short program in the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Sui and Han scored a season-best 82.39 points Wednesday to a breathtaking, almost ethereal version of the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah." They embraced on their knees as the music came to an end, holding the pose for a moment as the crowd roared its approval.

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14. To see more results from the pairs ’ short program , click here. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu wins second consecutive Olympic Gold medal; Team USA ’s Nathan Chen rallies to finish in 5th with historic skate.

Tarasova and Morozov scored 81.68 points to a piano concerto by Rachmaninov to keep them in contention heading into Thursday's free skate.

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada were third with 76.82 points. That was less than a point ahead of German favorites Aliona Savchenkno and Bruno Massot.

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German Figure Skater Paul Fentz Performs to ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme Song .
***ImagePlaceholder*** https://www.usmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/paul-fentz-game-of-thrones-free-skate-germany-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympic-games.jpg?w=300 Germany’s Paul Fentz competes in the men’s single skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 17, 2018. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford Better from the back! We love the strappy, jewel-encrusted rear view of the Canadian skater’s dress during the Pairs Free Skate on Thursday, February 15.

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