Sweethearts unite on ice for Valentine’s Day
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