We hope you all had lovely Valentine’s Days last week. It certainly was a day to remember for some very special couples – not many people get to spend the most romantic day of the year competing alongside their partner at the Winter Olympics. ♥
USA’s short program figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim won a bronze medal. In January Alexa told NBC: “If the audience is truly believing these two skaters are in love, then that’s a sign the team is really good at emoting. Chris and I are just fortunate we’re not acting when we’re out there. It’s true love for us.”
UK love birds Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland also celebrated on the ice. Penny has made an incredible comeback after a broken knee with the help from on and off ice partner Nick.
The French figure skaters Marie-Jade Lauriault, and Romain Le Gac, explained: “We try to separate our relationship as partners and as a married couple. It helps because we know each other much better because we’re always together, but we don’t talk to each other on the ice the same way we do off the ice.”
It is not just figure skating where couples are teamed up.
Aleksander Krushelnitckiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova competing for the Olympic Athletes of Russia won a bronze medal in the Mixed Curling.
The love at the Olympics can stretch across international boundaries as well. Jamie Anderson won gold for the USA in slopestyle snowboarding whilst her partner, Tyler Nicholson, competes for Canada in the same event.
We wish all the athletes the best of luck for the remaining events. GO TEAM GB!!