figure skating

RAMONA SKATER HELPS PUT TEAM USA IN SECOND AFTER FIRST DAY OF OLYMPIC TEAM EVENT

 

By Miriam Raftery

View video of their Olympic debut performance: http://www.nbcsports.com/video/alexa-scimeca-knierim-chris-knierim-avoid-major-error-top-pairs-short

February 10, 2018 (Ramona) – Chris Knierim, a former Ramona resident, along with his wife and pair-skating partner Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, skated a nearly flawless short program during the first day of the team ice skating competition at the Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The duo nailed their triple twist and thrown jump, skating with exuberance and sheer joy to propel the U.S. into second place thus far, after much-heralded singles skater Nathan Chen had a rare botched performance with a fall and an invalid element.