BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS 2022: GABRIELLA PAPADAKIS SETS A NEW WORLD RECORD
French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron claimed a new world record with a score of 90.83 in the rhythm dance section at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China on Saturday. Ice dance duo Papadakis, 26, and Cizeron, 27, were silver medalists at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. They have won two Grand Prix titles, and are also four-time world champions and five-time European champions.
The French pair backed up their world-record display in the rhythm on Saturday with a near-flawless dance in the free on Monday.
Dancing to Elegie by Gabriel Faure, Papadakis and Cizeron scored 136.15 in the free dance to finish on a world-record combined total of 226.98, more than six marks clear of world champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov. Meanwhile, Germany are well-positioned in the two-man bobsleigh event going into the final day.