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Olympic Pair Skating Gold Medalists

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Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo - 2010 Olympic Pair Skating Champions
Pair skaters Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China embrace after they find out they won the gold medal i

Pair skaters Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China embrace after they find out they won the gold medal in Vancouver - February 15, 2010

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Take a journey backwards through Olympic figure skating history and learn a bit about the pair skaters who have won gold medals at the Winter Olympic Games.

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Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao are the first pair skaters from China to win the world and Olympic pair skating title.  At both the 2002 and the 2006 Olympics, Shen and Zhao won the bronze medal in pair skating.  

Zhao sank to his knees and proposed to Shen on the ice after they completed their free skate at the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships and they were married in 2008.  

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