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Skate America ends when Russian falls in pairs

World champion pairs skater Tatiana Totmianina is listed in good condition at a Pittsburgh hospital after falling headfirst at a Skate America competition yesterday. The Russian fell after her partner lifted her into the air with one hand and they lost their balance. She then lay motionless on her side on the ice for a few minutes while paramedics tended to her and her partner hovered over them. She was then carried off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital. Medical officials say she's doing "very well" but, citing privacy laws, declined to discuss Totmianina's condition further.

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