Russian pair of Volosozhar and Trankov top short program at Skate America

Associated Press

DETROIT - Reigning world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the Skate America pairs short program Saturday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.

Volosozhar and Trankov scored 83.05, a world record for a pairs short program. They displayed superior speed, huge height on their throws, precise landings, and overall technical superiority.

Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Toronto's Dylan Moscovitch scored 71.51, and sit in second. Russian pair Ksneia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov (64.80) finished third.

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