Knierims share sweet Valentine's Day moment after short program skate


Knierims share sweet Valentine's Day moment after short program skate

Knierims share sweet Valentine's Day moment after short program skate

Knierims share sweet Valentine's Day moment after short program skate

Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca Knierim celebrated Valentine's Day on the ice competing in the pairs short program at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. After winning another national title in January 2018, the couple helped the United States earn the bronze medal in the team skate Monday and got to skate together on Valentine's Day as part of the figure skating pairs competition. The couple scored a 65.55, which did not put them among the leaders, but was enough for them to advance to Thursday's free skate.

"I think we just share more, we're soul mates so when we're skating together we really do feel like we're one person together".

In 2014, after Chris broke his leg, the couple was sidelined for a year, and then soon after they married, Alexa was diagnosed with a rare, potentially fatal stomach illness.

"I think we will be the only married couple in the world to say that they got to skate at the Olympics on Valentine's Day, so we're setting a record there", Alexa Knierim said. "We've been lacking the joy and happiness in life, and it's so nice to be here at the Games and really feel that", Alexa Knierim said.

But their road to the 2018 Games were anything but fairytale like. She needed several surgeries and dropped to 80 pounds. Olympics is so special to us.

While the two are in love with each other off the ice, they are strictly business on it.

Information from CNN was used in this report.