19 January, 17:12

Russian skating couples dominate Europe podium

Skating gold-winners Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia

Skating gold-winners Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia

Skating gold-winners Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia

Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov have won the third skating gold at the European figure skating championships in Hungary. Meanwhile, their compatriots secured the second and third places.

The Russian skating pair scored a total of 220.38 points, showing a strong free skate and short programs.

Ksenia Stolbova and Fyodor Klimov from Russia came second with 207.98 points. Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov, also from Russia, brought up the podium-finishers’ rear with a score of 201.61.

Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, who were second in the short program, withdrew from the event on Sunday morning.

Voice of Russia, R-Sport

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