US Figure Skaters Dedicate Olympic Routine To Florida Shooting Victims

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In this case, on Valentine's Day a world away from home and 15 months after Alexa battled through a gastrointestinal problem that threatened her life, what mattered was a love story.

For many couples, this will mean a last-minute scramble to sort something for the occasion, but in PyeongChang, a few could probably be forgiven for not giving today priority.

"I told Chris today that the world is so much bigger than us ..."

The pair won bronze medals as part of the US figure skating team event.

"We are not upset at all with the score or the way we skated; we are just honored to be here", Scimeca Knierim said, according to U.S. Figure Skating via NBC.

"I was not focused on it while we were skating, but now that we are done, after we've skated, there's an emotional hurt", she said.

It wasn't enough to overcome hiccups in their two programs.

Scimeca Knierim lost a lot of faith in herself, she told Figure Skaters Online.

The U.S. pairs team was in the warm-up room before the free program at Gangneung Ice Arena and glanced at the television in the corner. After opening with a lovely quad twist lift, one of the discipline's more hard maneuvers, the toll of the past week of competition became apparent. And are any of them not figure skaters?

Here's cheering for a gold medal from the chilled out lovers!

Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won the gold in one of the closest pairs competitions in Olympic history, their 235.90 points just.43 ahead of China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong.

The two embraced and kissed after finishing their short programme on Wednesday, with Chris gently running a hand over his wife's hair. Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik, the North Korean pair who turned in a clean, crowd-pleasing skate, will enter the free skate in 11th place. And Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada took bronze.

The Knierims were the lone American representatives in the field, and they likely could have placed higher than their 14th position after the short program had they skated like they did in the team competition.