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Bobrova, Soloviev lead after short dance at European skating championships
Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia lead after the short dance portion of ice dance at the European figure skating championships on Wednesday in Zagreb, Croatia.

Bobrova, Soloviev lead after short dance at European skating championships

Russians Elena Ilinykh, Nikita Katsalapov sit 2nd

Posted:Jan 23, 2013 3:02 PM ET

Last Updated:Jan 23, 2013 3:00 PM ET

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev, of Russia, skate their short dance at the ISU European figure skating championship in Zagreb, Croatia, on Wednesday.

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev, of Russia, skate their short dance at the ISU European figure skating championship in Zagreb, Croatia, on Wednesday. Darko Bandic/Associated Press

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia lead after the short dance portion of ice dance at the European figure skating championships on Wednesday in Zagreb, Croatia.

Another Russian pair, Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov, are in second place, followed by Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy.

Defending champions Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France are not competing because of injuries.

In the short dance, competitors have two minutes 50 seconds to perform required moves to a given music.

Bobrova and Soloviev lead with a score of 69.42. Ilinykh and Katsalapov have 68.98 points, while the Italian pair has 66.53.

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