Volosozhar/Trankov were the leaders after the short program but placed second to Savchenko/Szolkowy in the free skate and were awarded the silver medal — only 0.18 of a point separating the two teams at the end of the competition.
At the post-event press conference, they said they would miss Russian Nationals in order to recover fully from their injuries.
Volosozhar said, "We didn't even think about the silver medal (before Worlds). Volosozhar/Trankov began the 2011–12 season with wins at their two September competitions, the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy and the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial.
defeating Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov, the reigning national champions and World bronze medalists.Volosozhar competed for Ukraine with Petr Kharchenko in 2000–04 and with Stanislav Morozov in 2004–10.