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Russians Domnina and Shabalin Lead Ice Dancing Competition After Compulsories

Russian reigning world champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin won the compulsory dance portion of the Olympic ice dancing competition in Vancouver tonight with a dramatic Tango Romantica.  They lead Canada's Virtue and Moir by about a point.  The American team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White are in third place, while America's reigning Olympic silver medalists sit in fourth place, separated from the leaders by just under three points.  Compulsories are Domnina and Shabalin's strength, but the other top teams have been more successful in the original dance and free dance portions. The competition continues on Sunday with the original dance.

Some other big news is that 2008 world champions Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder are way down in sixth place, nearly six points away from the leader. 

Americans Samuelson and Bates are in 14th place.

Ice Dancing Compulsory Results

1

Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin
Russia
43.76
2 Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Canada
42.74
3 Meryl Davis and Charlie White
USA
41.47
4 Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto
USA
40.83
5 Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali
Italy
39.88
6 Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder
France
37.99
7 Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski
Russia
37.18
8 Sinead Kerr and John Kerr
Great Britain
37.02
9 Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat
France
36.13
10 Alexandra Zaretsky and Roman Zaretsky
Israel
34.38
11 Anna Zadorozhhniuk and Sergei Verbillo
Ukraine
33.87
12 Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte
Italy
33.13
13 Nora Hoffmann and Maxim Zavozin
Hungary
31.90
14 Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates
USA
31.37
15 Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier
Canada
31.14
16 Christina Beier and William Beier
Germany
30.31
17 Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev
Russia
29.86
18 Cathy Reed and Chris Reed
Japan
29.49
19 Xintong Huang and Xun Zheng
China
29.22
20 Allison Reed and Otar Japaridze
Georgia
26.65
21 Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland
Great Britain
25.68
22 Kamila Hajkova and David Vincour
Czech Republic
23.19
23 Irina Schtork and Taavi Rand
Estonia
21.73