American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani finished an superb second in the short-lived dance of the above figures skating unit race Sunday at the Winter Olympics — leaving numerous stunned at how a brother and sister could apparently get along so well on the ice.
“Saturday Night Live” comedian Leslie Jones summing-up it up in a characteristically glorious tweet 😛 TAGEND
But get along they did. In their first competitive image at Pyeongchang, South Korea, the “Shib Sibs” cured Team USA to the bronze medal sentiment in the team episode behind Russia and the master, Canada.
Given their performance Sunday( Pyeongchang regional day) in the team event, the Shibutanis ogled primed improvements to their ninth-place ice-dance finish at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
“We is of the opinion that the skate was actually really good, ” Maia Shibutani said of their routine Sunday, according to U.S. Illustration Skating. “We’ve been learning so difficult, and to be out on Olympic ice for the first time, we are really happy with it.”
Alex and Maia, 26 and 23 respectively, have been an sparkler duet since 2004. Perhaps their season has come.
Fans presented ’em lots of love, even if the judges perhaps didn’t.
Even a certain talk show host testified his allegiance to the Shib Sibs.
Alex Shibutani appreciated all the response.