On a day to celebrate siblings, skaters work together
Kelly Whiteside, USA TODAY Sports
1:05p.m. EST February 3, 2013
In figure skating, the sister-and-brother team of Maia and Alex Shibutani are simply known as the "ShibSibs." For the United States' most promising young dance team, there is no such thing as a sibling rivalry.
"The big buzz in sports is the Har-Bowl, the two brothers going at it in the Super Bowl," Alex, 21, said. "We're lucky that we can work together on something as a family. That isn't to say we don't have difficulties at times when we're working so closely together. We're both strong personalities and different people so that's bound to happen, but I think our connection as a family really keeps us going in the right direction."
After winning the bronze at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last weekend, the ShibSibs are headed to the Four Continents Championships, which begin Feb. 6 in Osaka, Japan. In March, they will compete in their third world championships.
It's just a short, fluffy article, but some nice quotes from Charlie White about his friends/teammates made me smile.