World champion and Olympic title holder Chinese Shi Tingmao paired up with Chang Yani claimed gold, while Canadian Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini Beaulieu clinched silver, Russian Nadezhda Bazhina with Kristina Ilinykh took the bronze.
Chang Yani / Shi Tingmao (CHN):
“Of course I am very happy to defend my title in this event, and I was able to do so with a new partner. I really wanted to see Chang Yani become a world champion at the age of 15. I tried my best to help and comfort her because apparently she was rather anxious, yet fortunately we put up a good performance.”
Jennifer Abel / Melissa Citrini Beaulieu (CAN):
“I am really happy about the silver medal and I am pretty satisfied with our achievement since it is our first year as a team. We tried to do our best, the amount of time we could spend training together was enough for the second place now, but we would like to stay together as a team in the future also. If we can manage that, we still have the chance to progress and earn additional medals for sure.”
Nadezhda Bazhina / Kristina Ilinykh (RUS):
“This bronze means a gold for us. I am happy about it as much as about my solo silver. I hoped the hard work we had put into this pair would be rewarded. It is absolutely fantastic to clinch two medals at the World Championships."