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Weir: Last U.S. Hope

Just a quick men's update, although I haven't seen any of the performances. Johnny Weir apparently had a "brilliant" short program so he is in medal contention for the men's competition, which goes on in a few hours. Let's hope he can score some redemption for the embarrassing American showing at these world championships.

On that note, a quick update of the Ice Dancing results from a Canada.com story:

France's Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder won the ice dancing crown at the world figure skating championships on Friday with a flowing and ethereal free dance routine.

Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed the silver medal with a pitch-perfect performance to the soundtrack of the musical Umbrellas of Cherbourg that won them the highest technical marks of the evening.

Delobel and Schoenfelder, the European silver medalists and favorites for the Gothenburg gold after European champions Oxana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin's injury withdrawal, finished the three-part contest with a total score of 212.94 points.

The bronze went to Russians Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski. Belbin and Agosto, favored by so many heading into the competition, could not recover from the early fall in the compulsories and finished in fourth - a big disappointment.