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Maia and Alex Shibutani - Olympic Figure Skaters

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Maia and Alex Shibutani of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Maia and Alex Shibutani of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images The Shibutani Family

The Shibutani Family

Photo Courtesy Richard Griffin Alex and Maia Shibutani

Alex and Maia Shibutani

Photo Courtesy Richard Griffin

Maia and Alex Shibutani - Olympians:

Olympic figure skaters Maia and Alex Shibutani won the 2010 U.S. National Junior, the 2007 U.S. National Novice, and the 2006 U.S. National Intermediate Ice Dance titles. In 2008, they were the pewter medalists in the U.S. National Junior Dance event. In 2009, they won the silver medal in Junior Dance. In 2010, they won the US Junior Ice Dance title. They are the 2011 World Ice Dancing Bronze Medalists.  In 2014, they represented the United States at the Olympic Winter Games which took place in Sochi, Russia.

Birthdays:

Maia Shibutani was born on July 20, 1994 and Alex Shibutani was born on April 25, 1991.

Place of Birth:

Maia Shibutani was born in New York City and Alex Shibutani was born in Boston.

Hometown and Training Town:

Maia and Alex Shibutani live and train in Canton, Michigan, but they consider Greenwich, Connecticut their hometown.

Coach:

Maia and Alex current coach is Marina Zoueva.

How They Began Ice Dancing:

After seeing the World Figure Skating Championships in 2003, the Shibutani family was very impressed with the high quality of the skating of the ice dancers. Their parents wanted the children to participate in a team sport and ice dancing seemed ideal since the siblings could work together as a team. Maia and Alex began ice dancing together shortly after that.

Competition Highlights:

Maia and Alex Shibutani won the 2010 U.S. National Junior, the 2007 U.S. National Novice, and the 2006 U.S. National Intermediate Ice Dance titles. In 2008, they were the pewter medalists in the U.S. National Junior Dance event. In 2009, they won the silver medal in Junior Dance. In 2010, they won the US Junior Ice Dance title. They are the 2011 World Ice Dancing Bronze Medalists and they qualified to compete in the Winter Olympics in 2014.

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