| ||Wednesday, March 29|
| NICE, France -- Russians Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov
took advantage of the absence of the world champions to win the
pairs event Wednesday at the World Figure Skating Championship.
Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo of China, who led after the short
program, finished second. French skaters Sarah Abitbol and Stephane
Bernadis were third.
Hughes, Nikodinov taking advantage of situation
Slutskaya beats Kwan in qualifying
Police to question Bernadis
Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov win pairs world championship
Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo replay
Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman short program at Worlds