ESPN article on the Shibutanis

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  1. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    query5 New Member

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    this is shibutanis reminded me of watch me also in skating.

    good article
     
  3. reese

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    Naomi sounds like an intense mom! Taping all the practices, ballet studio at home... Yikes!
     
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    Nice article, thanks for posting. Hope they have a successful season!
     
  5. maureenfarone

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    Thanks so much for posting the link. I really enjoy the Shibutanis. Hope they have a great season.
     
  6. caseyedwards

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    This was also a huge accomplishment of epic significance. Not just the winning of the bronze.
     
  7. overedge

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    Oh really?
     
  8. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Love the Shibs (GO BLUE!) as well as all the U.S./Canadian teams, but I hope they (and the Shpilband/Zoueva camp... judges and officials too) take this to heart:

    Yes. Yes. Yes. 10,000 times over. :respec:
     
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    No kidding! She sounds like one of those intense crazy skater moms :yikes:

    That said, Alex and Maia sound like lovely, mature people.
     
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    Love the Shibutanis. Watching their programs in person from Moscow was a delight.
     
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    I really like them and I find their skating beautiful, but it's nice to see that they have a good relationship and fun personalities, too. Thanks for posting!
     
  12. skateboy

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    Love, love, LOVE the Shibutanis! (Or, as What the Buck says--Shibutinis!!)
     
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    I love them! I can't wait to see them this season.

    [Side note: The Hubbells are not a team anymore!]
     
  14. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Usually those are red flags, but Alex and Maia seem very well-adjusted and well-rounded from what we know about them publicly. I think they're fine. Maybe Naomi was being that way due to her academic background and she thought that studying things and trying to get things right, even down to the details and doing "homework" was the right approach.

    I think it'd be one thing if all Alex and Maia did was skating and they didn't have anything else, but Alex is an undergrad at UoM and Maia is in an actual school and working on getting accepted to UoM. Alex also sounds like a pretty fun guy in his blogs. Not only that, but the article talks about how Maia and Alex do enjoy time off away from each other to do their own thing (though Alex lives in the same building, he lives in a separate apartment from Maia and their mom) so they aren't isolated with only skating on their mind even though it is probably the most important thing in their lives as of right now. I also think it's great that their dad visits them on weekends. We often hear how it's always the skater mom and skater living together while the dad is almost always away at home.