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Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani

MRani

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okay, I have to say that I envy them so much, they have a lot of energy. They have been doing media stuff non stop since they won the Team bronze medals and Korea-Michigan-NY-stuck in NY airport-LA and still Alex posted on the instagram story how he could not sleep last night because of jet-lag. Seriously?!!!:shocked: :hpull: They have not had time to rest and he can not sleep? I would be able to sleep during a rock concert on some embers :bed: :dbana:.

I noticed Alex’s dark circles in the most recent interview with A Plus. Maia somehow looks fresh as a daisy even though she must be exhausted too. Don’t know how they do it but I’m loving all the content!
 

Barb

Record Breaker
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Oct 13, 2009
New vlog! NYC Olympic media tour

https://youtu.be/f8o8sxIfK94

The Olympic channel just posted this clip about the Shibs. Maia sounded like she was in tears in her voiceover in the beginning. Such an emotional moment for them.

https://youtu.be/RAjVq4zePc0

new feature with Young Hollywood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNnE4NUlfn0

And second feature with them, Who'a Most Likely To:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfIUxIX2ygE

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down to interview Olympic ice dancers and pop culture enthusiasts the Shibutani siblings about their culture diets and experience winning medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics :agree: https://youtu.be/OvLOcUtj6hg?t=1325

New feature from Player's Tribune, Maia and Alex play the "Shiblings Game":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HsLdqkqa_4

The 'Shib Sibs' Talk Asian Representation, Stereotypes And K-Pop: https://www.huffingtonpost.com.mx/entry/shib-sibs-asian-k-pop-olympics_us_5a9dbd19e4b0479c02562672

Alex And Maia Shibutani's Advice To Up-And-Coming Athletes Is Something To Take To Heart
"There is no easy way to accomplish your dreams.":http://aplus.com/a/alex-maia-shibutani-advice-young-athletes?no_monetization=true

How the Shib Sibs Make Sibling Ice Dancing Not Creepy: https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-shib-sibs-make-sibling-ice-dancing-not-creepy?ref=scroll

BTS got the hats!! https://twitter.com/BTS_twt/status/972416352056045568:respec:

Small snippet of the Shibs at the iHeartRadio awards:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czhhBDkKsq4

Here's a video/article published about their friendship with another olympians
: http://aplus.com/a/alex-maia-shibutani-olympic-friendships?///

Fab TV's interview with the Shibs at the Tomb Raider red carpet premiere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-SjAgYAcQw
 

Barb

Record Breaker
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Oct 13, 2009
Vote for Maia/Alex, currently in the prestigious Sullivan Award semifinal round here you can vote once a day https://aausullivan.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/4/details/306,

And here's the link https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/973909845832220673 for the tweet about it. It includes the appropriate tweet on the subject (and retweeting counts).

For those unfamiliar with the Sullivan Award, here's a quick Wikipedia summary:

The AAU James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union, is awarded annually in April to "the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States."

Awarded for: The most outstanding amateur athlete in the U.S. who demonstrates qualities of leadership, citizenship, character and sportsmanship on and off the field
 

slider11

Medalist
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Jan 12, 2014
So impressive! This is a young couple who love their sport but are diversified enough to branch in many directions. Such maturity!
 

yuli

Rinkside
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Mar 17, 2018
Do US ice dancers get some kind of support (besides sponsors) from the State? I have watched shibsib -vlogs and noticed that they travel a lot, including classes at different coaches, flights, hotels and all the competitions all around the world.. how can they afford it?
 

VIETgrlTerifa

Record Breaker
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Jul 26, 2003
Do US ice dancers get some kind of support (besides sponsors) from the State? I have watched shibsib -vlogs and noticed that they travel a lot, including classes at different coaches, flights, hotels and all the competitions all around the world.. how can they afford it?

I don't think any of us are privy to the Shibs' financial situation. I do know their father has a great job at Cowen as a managing director and senior research analyst covering biotechnology stocks.

http://www.cowen.com/profile/chris-shibutani/

Before this job, he did equity research and was a medical doctor before that. I think it's been stated that their parents own a share of the rink where they train in Canton as well.

This article has more information about their parents: https://heavy.com/sports/2018/02/maia-alex-shibutani-parents-mother-father-chris-naomi-family/

With all that said, I don't think we fully know what their actual financial situation is.

That said, I do know Maia was a two-time recipient of the Women's Sport Foundation scholarship and they probably do rely on their sponsorships to pay for all the off-ice consulting that they do.
 

Barb

Record Breaker
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Oct 13, 2009
The Shibs got a mention last night on the Jimmy Kimmel show during Andy Samberg's appearance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmU93PeOWR0 "the sexy sibs" Finally someone who just met them and the first thing that he thinks is they are sexy and not cute as everyone else think :laugh:.
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Alex and Maia play "Who Knows Who Best?" for Elle magazine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqcPd8OTDGM Maia chose Slytherin? :drama: :dev2: :laugh:, And then we found out that Maia is good at doing impressions. Too bad she did not want to do it in the video :(.
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How Social Media Can Help Show What An Olympian Is Worth -- And Close The Gender Pay Gap
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanag...dia-to-close-the-gender-pay-gap/#2928e49c748f

Using its Hookit Valuation Methodology (HVM), the algorithm provides an earned media value (tangible dollar amount) to engagements by combing social interactions (likes, shares, comments and video views) with a content promotion quality score (size, clarity, position of logos), promotion type (hashtags or mentions), and an industry standard Cost Per Engagement (CPE).

During Pyeongchang 2018, Hookit found that Team USA's female athletes drove more social media engagements per athlete through the Olympics than Team USA's male athletes. While snowboarder Shaun White had the most engagements (11,805,104) of all athletes competing, the next three most engaging Team USA athletes on social media were all women – ice dancer Maia Shibutani (7,033,652), skier Lindsey Vonn (6,947,603) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (4,363,01).

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How Well Do Alex And Maia Shibutani Know South Korea? We Put Them To The Test: http://aplus.com/a/alex-maia-shibutani-south-korea-trivia?no_monetization=true

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Olympic figure skating treasures Maia and Alex Shibutani open up about what it's really like to be a sibling team https://hellogiggles.com/news/shib-sibs-interview/

Maia: He has a great sense of humor, which I’m sure so many people appreciate, but sometimes I’m like, ‘Okay, okay, I get it, you’re funny.’ :laugh2:

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The Shibs and Leslie Jones:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgczWkPFim0/?taken-by=teamusa Perfect sync on the first try :clap:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgePyBNjAoQ/?hl=en&taken-by=alexshibutani
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Alex Shibutani: The Emotions And Memories From Our Experience In PyeongChang Will Stay With Us Forever

New blog Team USA https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/M...d-Memories-From-Our-Experience-In-PyeongChang

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And today is the last day to vote for Maia/Alex, currently in the prestigious Sullivan Award semifinal round here you can vote once a day https://aausullivan.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/4/details/306
 

Janiaism

Spectator
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Mar 20, 2018
I know this is a little negative, but this article online from nbc has quotes from the us ice dance teams going to worlds, and zach donohue has some things to say about the shibsibs.

“I wish the Shibutanis were [in Milan] because last year I gave them my medal,” Donohue said, “and I don’t plan on doing that this year.”

When the shibs lost their national title, they didn't blame them at all, and it's frustrating to see bad sportsmanship from a member of their own country.
 

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... “I wish the Shibutanis were [in Milan] because last year I gave them my medal,” Donohue said, “and I don’t plan on doing that this year.”

... The shibsibs are always so respectful and humble? When they lost their national title, they didn't blame them at all ...

In Zach's quote, he is doing the exact opposite of blaming the Shibs.

Zach is blaming himself.
 

Janiaism

Spectator
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Mar 20, 2018
In Zach's quote, he is doing the exact opposite of blaming the Shibs.

Zach is blaming himself.

Ah I see, I may have misinterpreted it. At the same time, I do think he could have phrased it better, as it sounded to me like he had already staked a claim on the medal. I first saw this article on twitter, so many others had the same interpretation as well.
 

VIETgrlTerifa

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I still think it was an unsportsmanlike quote and he's basically saying the Shibs didn't win their medals (as did Madison in her own quote) but that H/D handed it to them as if the Shibs didn't earn it. With that logic, does Zach think the Shibs handed him and Madison their National title? I do really like H/D's skating, but all season long they've been making these sorts of comments and showing an extreme entitlement (mainly Zach but Madison started in as well). One or two comments I would have given them the benefit-of-the-doubt, but in context with everything else and the fact that it's gotten worse as the season has went along, it's clear there's some intentional lack of respect going on. I think they've been too obsessed not only with the results but with beating the Shibs that it made them focus on the wrong thing for the Olympics.
 

Barb

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Oct 13, 2009
I still think it was an unsportsmanlike quote and he's basically saying the Shibs didn't win their medals (as did Madison in her own quote) but that H/D handed it to them as if the Shibs didn't earn it. With that logic, does Zach think the Shibs handed him and Madison their National title? I do really like H/D's skating, but all season long they've been making these sorts of comments and showing an extreme entitlement (mainly Zach but Madison started in as well). One or two comments I would have given them the benefit-of-the-doubt, but in context with everything else and the fact that it's gotten worse as the season has went along, it's clear there's some intentional lack of respect going on. I think they've been too obsessed not only with the results but with beating the Shibs that it made them focus on the wrong thing for the Olympics.

Exactly, it is almost as they think that Maia and Alex are taking something that belongs to them. I mean:¨ I gave them MY medal¨ :disapp:,

excuse me!!!! ¨ MY medal¨????? :unsure: I had no idea that was his medal :sarcasm:
 

msmelissa

Rinkside
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
I am sorry. I don't understand how anyone can read that quote and not see transparent lack of sportsmanship, disrespect, and entitlement. I understand H/D are competitive and hungry for success, but disrespecting their teammates in so not classy. Saying "MY medal" as if the Shibutanis were handed anything without putting in the work and the mental strength to perform under pressure, something that H/D obviously lack, is just not cool.
 

Barb

Record Breaker
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Oct 13, 2009
By the way, I remember some time ago people asking why Maia and Alex don't hang out with H/D, well.. I guess reading those comments of H/D, we have the answer. I see no reason why Maia and Alex would be interested in hang out with that kind of people.
 

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
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Dec 27, 2009
Well I think the record - 2 Olympic medals, 3 World medals, a 4CC championship (+ 3 other 4CC medals), 2 National titles (+ 5 medals all top 3), 2 GPF medals and 15 GP medals -- speaks for itself. All those medals were earned fair and square. :biggrin:

Enjoy that lobster roll, Alex.
 
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Barb

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This post is my 95th post in this fan thread for the Shibs. :)


The top five members in terms of number of posts in this thread:

chapis 295
VIETgrlTerifa 191
Mrs. P 167
Celine 111
ice coverage 95​

oh, okay :agree:, maybe did you change your avatar recently?

off topic, I did not know we could see how many people posts in each thread. Wow, it seems I have spent a lot of time here :shocked: :laugh:.
 

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oh, okay :agree:, maybe did you change your avatar recently?

off topic, I did not know we could see how many people posts in each thread. Wow, it seems I have spent a lot of time here :shocked: :laugh:.

I do change my avatar as the mood strikes -- sometimes more frequently, sometimes less frequently. (Lately the mood has been striking more frequently.)

It was CaroLiza_fan :bow: a long while ago who explained in a thread somewhere as to how to see the number of posts in a thread per member.
 
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