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For american ice dancers maia and alex shibutani (@shibsibs
), their family bond is their greatest strength. “skating with a sibling is unique,” says 23-year-old maia (@maiashibutani
). “but we’ve always gotten along well. alex is an awesome big brother and now that we’re on the same team, we treat each other like equals. it’s a huge strength for us to know that we support each other unconditionally.”
competing in their second winter olympics, in #pyeongchang2018, maia and alex are no strangers to success in ice dancing, a ballroom dancing-influenced form of figure skating: they are three-time world medalists and two-time u.s. champions in their sport. and earlier this week, they won bronze in the team figure skating event. but being olympic athletes — together — is their greatest triumph. “our bond extends beyond our skating together as a team,” says 26-year-old alex (@alexshibutani
). “we’ll be best friends for the rest of our lives.” 🇺🇸
lace up your skates and watch our story to join maia and alex as they prepare for the winter olympics (@olympics
), which are taking place in pyeongchang, south korea, february 9-25. keep tuning in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world.