Sweet­hearts unite on ice for Valen­tine’s Day

USA TODAY US Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Martin Rogers

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – How’s this as the per­fect script for an Olympic ro­mance movie?

Two peo­ple who met through sports, fell in love and were mar­ried, then over­came heart­break and a lifethreat­en­ing ill­ness, will com­pete — to­gether, as a pair — on Valen­tine’s Day? Too far-fetched? Some­times truth is stranger than fic­tion. Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca Knierim were in­deed sched­uled to take to the Gangne­ung Ice Arena sur­face on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, the sweet­est day of the cal­en­dar, in the fig­ure skat­ing pairs com­pe­ti­tion.

“It is go­ing to be a spe­cial Valen­tine’s Day,” Chris Knierim told USA

Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim ROBERT DEUTSCH, USA TO­DAY

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