Denney/Frazier (USA), third after the short program, performed with great charactere holding some tough landings. They landed two triple throws and nice side by sides. They unexpectedly won the competition with 103.22.
Purdy/Marinaro (CAN) did a very nice free skate to The Artist soundtrack. They were almost perfect in the technical elements, even if Margaret did double foot on some landings, especially in the throw loop. They lost a position to the Americans and placed second with 101.61.
Fedorova/Miroshkin (RUS) where the favourites for a gold here, but a huge mistake in the short gave them the seventh place after the first segment of the competition. They performed very well in the free skate despite some tough landings on them throw jumps (a triple loop and a triple salchow). They opened their routine with a stunning triple twist taken from a cantilever. They earned 105.14, just a point less their season best. They won the free skate, but that wasn't enough for a more prestigious medal.