It's the fifth day of Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian figure skaters continue to dominate as the individual competitions begin, winning gold and silver in the pairs event.
Russia figure skating duo Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win the gold medal in pairs figure skating Wednesday, the world champion pairs laid down stunning routines with a total score of 236.86. Skating to "Jesus Christ Superstar," they had a few small bobbles. But with a lead after a near-flawless short program and the difficulty of their elements, they knew when they finished the program without any big mistakes that gold was in their grasp.
The two Russian pairs also won gold in the team event.
Another Russian pair, Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov, 2014 European silver medalists, took the silver medal with a score of 143.47 in the free skate and a total score of 218.68.
Four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany had to settle for bronze for the second straight Olympics. Two falls in their free skate dropped them to an unexpected bronze medal, with a score of 215.78.
Chinese veterans Pang Qing and Tong Jian, silver medallists in 2010 Vancouver Olympics, finished in fourth in their final competition before retiring
The top American team Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir placed ninth with a great overall performance in the free skate, they scored 187.82 in the 16-pair field while another America team, Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay, ended the competition in 12th position with a score of 167.21.
Figure skating continues on Thursday with the men's short programme, you can watch the game online via live stream at NBC Live Extra. Moblie users can also watch the games via the NBC Sports Live Extra mobile app (iPhone/iPad | Android).
Here is the TV schedule for the remaining figure skating events:
February 13 7:00am PST
Men Short Program
February 14 7:00am PST
Men Free Skating
February 16 7:00am PST
Ice Dance Short Dance
February 17 7:00am PST
Ice Dance Free Dance
February 19 7:00am PST
Ladies Short Program
February 20 7:00am PST
Ladies Free Skating