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"That's the amusing thing about the Olympics, if you do the work right you've gained all that stuff in your personal life before you even come to the Olympics". I just really wanted to bring it home for Britain.

Action on the ice at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous as Elise Christie's latest mishap followed a record-breaking ice dance competition.

Maia and Alex Shibutani, who helped the United States to a bronze medal in last week's team event, came through with one of their best skates of the season to Coldplay's Paradise to capture an individual bronze, becoming only the second brother-sister team to win an ice dance medal after Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay, who won silver at the 1992 Albertville Games.

"The competition isn't over until it's over. We did it for ourselves and Team USA and everyone who supported us". "We are really proud of each other and the result was incredible".

"Alex Shibutani, one half of the pair they call the Shib sibs, said: "[This bronze] feels like gold.

"It wasn't easy to get back on the ice today but I think we were ready for whatever after what happened yesterday", Cizeron said.

The 28-year-old Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, 30, from Ilderton, Ont., are two of Canada's most recognizable Olympians, and have been melting hearts since they won gold in Vancouver. "That's what's different from 2010 and 2014".

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There are three American teams in medal contention, including reigning national champions Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who were third after the short dance.

"We found out we made history, but we're not satisfied with only just this", Korean coach Kim Min-jung said. "So, in whatever order is the same to us", Dubreuil said after the results were announced. The two appeared to have clicked blades entering the spin, both falling to the ice. They'd agreed the night before to plug their ears during the other skates and focus on their own performance.

"We were so close", Chock said. "That moment has replayed in my mind over and over but you just never know what will go through your head".

"To have four skates on Olympic ice that we can be extremely proud of and to come away with two Olympic medals for Team USA and ourselves and everyone that has supported us, it's nearly indescribable". "She is an all around beauty", Moir says on the pair's website.

And it will be interesting to see what their next step is - now that they've done it all on the ice, again.

They briefly retired after that disappointment, seemingly content with their place in history, only to decide a couple years ago to make one more run at Olympic glory. The Canadians' score of 122.40 points gave them room to spare. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, skating their signature free dance to "Je Suis Malade" (a program their originally skated in 2011-2012), earned 181.98 points for seventh.

And while the darling duo say they've reached the end of their Olympic careers, they now plan to go on tour, which is sure to keep fans swooning and guessing about the possibility of a real romance to go with their on-ice intimacy.

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