Russians Volosozhar-Trankov win 1st world pairs

The Seattle Times
Friday 15th March, 2013

LONDON, Ontario — With the Sochi Olympics a year away, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov are right on target. Volosozhar and Trankov gave Russia its first pairs title in eight years at the World Figure Skating Championships on Friday, shattering two world records in the process. Their total score of 225.71 was almost eight points better than the previous mark, while their free skate score of 149.87 was exactly five points higher. “It means we can fight for the gold in Sochi,” Trankov said. “It would be big to give back for Russia the Olympic gold, because we lose it in Vancouver in …

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