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    Medalists of the women's free skating program at the European Figure Skating Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, during the awards ceremony, from left: Elena Radionova (Russia) - silver medal; Evgenia Medvedeva (Russia) - gold medal; Anna Pogorilaya (Russia) - bronze medal

    Solid Gold: Russian Figure Skaters Sweep Podium at 2016 Europeans

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    Russia’s two-time Olympic champions Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took gold in the pairs competition Saturday at the European figure skating championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    The Russian pair, who led the pack after the short program, were named the very best also in the free skate event scoring 222.66 points for their fourth European title.

    The German pair of Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot took silver with 200.78 points.

    Bronze awards went to another Russian pair of Yevgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, who brought up the top three rear with 197.55 points.

    Meanwhile, Team Russia swept the podium in the women’s competition with 16-year-old Yevgeniya Medvedeva bagging gold on Friday earning 215.45 points.

    She was trailed by compatriot Yelena Radionova with 209.99 points.

    Anna Pogorilaya, also of Russia, finished third with 187.05, more than ten points ahead of fourth-placed Angelina Kuchvalska of Latvia.

    Yelena Radionova took silver also at last year's championships in Stockholm, while Anna Pogorilaya bowed out with a bronze medal.

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