Winter Olympics 2014 figure skating results: Russian duos take gold and silver in front of home crowd

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It was a dominant performance for the home country on the ice in Sochi.

After dominating the short program in pairs free skating on Tuesday, the Russian pairing of Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov finished things off in the way that was expected of them, by cruising to another giant score in the free program and a gold medal in their home country.

The duo scored a 152.69 in the free program on Wednesday to add on to its 84.17 in the short program, and the 236.86 combined score was more than 18 points better than the second-place team of Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov, also from Russia, who put up a 218.68 combined score. Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany finished in third with a 215.78.

The United States' best performance came from Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, who finished in ninth place with a score of 187.82.

Figure skating events will continue with men's short program on Thursday and the free skating portion on Friday.

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