I might not know figure skating, but it doesn't take much to relate to Shen and Zhao's story -- delaying retirement so they can get, after 12 years of competing, one last crack at Olympic gold.
ESPN has a nice recap:
The gold is the first in figure skating for China. The more shocking stat is that it's the first time since 1960 that a Russian or Soviet couple isn't atop the Olympic podium, ending one of the longest winning streaks in sports. Equally stunning, the Russians are leaving empty-handed, with no medals of any color.
AP recap here.