VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Shen Xue beamed as she clutched the big shiny medal and husband Zhao Hongbo planted a kiss on her forehead.
The Chinese pair has stood on the podium many times in many different places.
Never on a stage like this.
Shen and Zhao won the Olympic gold medal that has driven them for nearly two decades Monday night, a prize tantalizing enough to lure them out of the cozy life of a happily retired married couple. It wasn't the best skate of their career ...