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Olympic champion duo holds wedding ceremony on the ice

09-05-2010 12:25 BJT

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Retired Olympic champion duo Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo fulfilled a long-time dream by holding a wedding ceremony on the ice on Saturday at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. The exhibition also featured several top international skaters.

The couple had a romantic wedding in front of 20,000 spectators.

With the wedding march performed by their coach Yao Bin, wearing white wedding dress, Shen Xue skated to the man she fell in love with 18 years ago.

The couple devoted themselves on figure skating during that period. They gained China's first figure skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics and decided to devote themselves to each other.

The audience were impressed by their happiness, the moment of skating on their wedding day will last with them for their lifetime.

The gala, "Artistry on Ice", also featured American skater Johnny Weir, Swiss former World Champion Stephane Lambiel. China's current pairing Pang Qing and Tong Jian. World champion and Olympic silver medalist Mao Asada and Russia's Olympic singles champion Alexei Yagudin also brought down the house with Russia's ice king Evgeni Plushenko's performance the final highlight of the show.

Retired Olympic champion duo Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo fulfilled a long-time dream
by holding a wedding ceremony on the ice on Saturday at the Capital Indoor Stadium
in Beijing.


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