Turning to sport: German figure skaters Robin Szolkowy and Aliona Savchenko won their second pairs world crown in a rout Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Even an unexpected fall didn't keep Szolkowy, who mother is German and father Tanzanian, and his partner from winning the gold at the World Figure Skating Championships, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The Germans, dancing to music from the movie Schindler's List, had completed their difficult opening jump combinations and throws before Szolkowy lost his footing, but when they ended their program with a difficult throw triple salchow the crowd was appreciative."
"I think there was some ice on the ice," Szolkowy joked later, explaining his fall.
Combined with their leading short program scores, Szolkowy and Savchenkopair had a total of 203.48. Very impressive given figure skatings new scoring system.
Szolkowy competing in his first Olympics in Torino 2006, where Shani Davis won gold and silver in speed skating. Szolkowy says has been skating since age 4 when he was out one day with his mother. "It was by coincidence," he said. "We were at an airport that had an ice rink. I dropped in to try it and liked it."