Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Chinese Lead Pairs

Goteborg, Sweden (Sports Network) - The Chinese duo of Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao have taken the lead after the short program of the pairs competition at the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships.

The two had a score of 74.36 points, which was ahead of the German pair of Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (72.00) and the Russian duo of Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov (71.42).

Canadians were next in fourth with Bryce Davison and Jessica Dube (68.66) occupying the spot.

Zhang Hao and Zhang Dan were fifth in last year's worlds and second in 2006, but are on track to give China three straight gold medals at the event. The Chinese have traditionally dominated pairs, winning seven of a possible 12 medals over the last four competitions.

The top American team is Rena Inoue and John Baldwin, who are in 10th place with 53.83 points. The pair of Benjamin Okolski and Brooke Castile holds 12th place with 49.59 points.


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