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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Team USA 's Goku Endo finished 14 th with 147.38 points. Pairs . Russia's Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitrii Ialin vaulted from third after the short program to win gold, besting the Chinese team of Yumeng Gao and Zhong Xie by less than one point.

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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.

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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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Pairs Short Program 1. Sui/Han (CHN) — 80.85 2. Duhamel/Radford (CAN) They came back to deliver in a pair of must- win games, 9-4 on Friday night and 7-5 on Saturday Their results — fourth, third and fifth — marked the best string of U . S . men’s or women’s finishes at that level in a decade.

Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao of China led the pairs short program on the first day of the Four Continents figure skating event at Goyang, South Korea on Wednesday. - Yao fires Rockets to 7th win in a row. - Giants wins Super Bowl XLII by shocking Patroits.

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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