Figure skating - Papadakis, Cizeron clinch world ice dance gold

Gabriella Papadakis (L) and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete in the ice dance free dance during the 2015 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on March 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HIN (AFP Photo/GOH CHAI HIN)

- France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took gold at the World Figure Skating Championships ice dance event in Shanghai, the high point of a remarkable breakthrough season for the duo. The pair scored 112.34 points in the final free dance to finish with 184.28 overall, marking another milestone following their European Championships victory in January. The win in Shanghai represents a remarkable achievement for 19-year-old Papadakis and Cizeron, aged 20, who are the youngest world champions for 49 years. They finished 13th in the World Championships last year -- their first season in senior competition. The pair emerged as a force in ice dance at the Grand Prix Final in December, when they came third.


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