Göteborg: Savchenko & Szolkowy winner Pairs
Photo: Perfect Sports
20 March 2008
- Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany) have won the Golden Medal for Pairs at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Göteborg, Sweden. Savchenko and Szolkowy became 2nd on the Short Program with a Total Score of 72.00 points and won with a beautiful performance the Free Skating with 130.86 points. The couple, two times European Champion and last year third at the World Championships, achieved a Total Score of 202.86 points.
The 2nd place in the Total Ranking was for Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang (China). The Chinese couple became 1st in the Short Program with a Personal Best and second World Best score of 74.36 points. In the Free Skating they became 3rd with 123.46 points. They achieved a Total Score of 197.82 points, what is a Personal Best and a second World Best.
The 3rd place was for Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison (Canada). They became 4th in the Short Program with a Personal Best of 68.66 points and 2nd in the Free Skating with a Personal Best of 124.12 points. The Total Score for the Canadian couple was 192.78 points, which was also a Personal Best.