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Title: Good as Gold

Source: TimeForKids

Article Date: March 2 2018

News Type: World


Maia and Alex Shibutani have been a figure skating team since 2004. Maia and Alex are special because they are siblings. Both of them love figure skating and they make a perfect pair when they ice dance. Maia is 24 and Alex is 26. The siblings are American and in the olympics they were on the USA team.

In the 2018 Pyeongchang olympics, Maia and Alex got there first medals ever. Even though Maia and Alex only got two bronze medals, they were overflowing with joy. When Maia and Alex Shibutani got a bronze medal for the last ice dancing event, they were especially happy. The Shibutani’s got their first medal in the team event. During an interview, Alex Shibutani said, “It feels like gold.”

Maia and Alex Shibutani are an influence for brothers and sisters all over the world. Fans love the twins so much they even made nicknames for them. One nickname for the siblings are the Shib Sibs. Later as they got better, the fans started calling them The King and Queen of Twizzles.

During the ice dancing event, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada got the gold medal. Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won silver. But it was the Shibutanis can-do spirit that won the day. I hope the Shibutanis keep ice skating and I know that if they skating they will win more medals than any other sibling pair. I love the Shibutanis and they are amazing in every way possible.

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Shib Sibs sk8 2 Olympics & 2 medals. Hope 2 win more @ next Winter Olympics.Alex-“It feels like gold” after winning bronze @timeforkids MS