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Lift - Olympic gold medal figure skaters Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue

Lift - Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue
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Jason meets Olympic gold medalists Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo at the figure skating practice center in Vancouver. The pair teaches Jason what a lift is in figure skating. It is when the man lifts the woman over his head and holds her in the air. The lift is one of the elements that all the skaters in the competition must perform.

There was a scary moment during Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo's routine when it looked like Shen Xue might fall out of the lift. But she and Zhao Hongbo are some of the most experienced skaters around, so they knew how to save the lift.

Outside of figure skating, to catch a lift means to get a ride somewhere. After talking to Jason, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo catch a lift to their next performance.

Do you like to watch pairs figure skating? Do you enjoy seeing the lifts, or do you like it better when the skaters do jumps and spins? Do usually catch a lift from someone else, or do you prefer to drive yourself?



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