Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won pairs short program in figure skating in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games on Tuesday.

They set a new world record score, 84.17, which was 0.19 higher than the score they exhibited at the European Championship on January 17.

The ideal pair

Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, one of the teams favored to take a medal in figure skating pairs, lost the 2013 Grand Prix to a German team and only barely hung onto gold at the European Championships. Will the duo be able to handle the emotions of the Olympics at their first games together? Read more>>>

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