February 20, 2018 / 4:17 AM / 8 months ago

Figure skating: Papadakis and Cizeron break own world record

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France, skating in their first Olympics, on Tuesday broke their own ice dancing world record with a brilliant and lyrical free dance for a record total of 205.28.

Figure Skating - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Ice Dance free dance competition final - Gangneung, South Korea - February 20, 2018 - Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France perform. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The previous record of 203.16 was set by them in January.

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who led in the ice dance after the short program, set a new world record in the short program on Monday.

Reporting by Elaine Lies and Rory Carroll; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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