Reigning Olympic bronze medalists and gold medal favorites from China (pictured above) drew the absolute first slot for tonight's short program. American pair Denney and Barrett will skate fourth, and teammates Evora and Ladwig will skate eighth. European champs Kavaguti and Smirnov of Russia will skate 16th. A bunch of medal contenders make up the final group (China's Pang and Tong, Zhang and Zhang, Canada's Dube and Davison, and reigning world champs from Germany Savchenko and Szolkowy, who will skate last).
Vancouver Winter Olympics Pairs Competition Starts Tonight