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German pair dazzle with figure skating world record and gold medal

German pair dazzle with figure skating world record and gold medal
By Reuters

15/02/2018 at 04:39Updated 15/02/2018 at 06:27

Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot came from behind to claim both a world record and Olympic pairs gold with a brilliant performance in Pyeongchang on Thursday.

Sitting in fourth after the short programme on Wednesday when Massot doubled a triple jump, the duo skated a flawless free skate, beating their own world record mark in the process, and fell to the ice in tears after finishing.

Silver went to China's reigning World Champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong and bronze to Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford.

Russian pair Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov had been tipped as strong favourites to win the event, but a fall in their final routine ultimately cost them as they finished in fourth place.

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