Winter Olympic bronze medalists discuss figure skating experience

Winter Olympic bronze medalists discuss figure skating experience


DOWN 2 PBLGHT AGAIN. LET’S SWITCH GEARS I MEAN REALLY GOING TO OLYMPICS. NOW THEY’RE THE FIRST MARRIED COUPLE IN TWO DECADES TO COMPETE AND MEDAL FOR TEAM USA THEY GOT A BRONZE AN THEY JOIN US NOW IN NEW YORK CITY. CHRIS AND ALEXA ARE WITH US NOW. LADIES, GENTLEMAN WOMEN TO THE SHOW.>>THANK YOU.>>I KNOW YOU’VE FACED THIS QUESTION BEFORE BUT BEING MARRIED I’LL ASK YOU FIRST ALEXA DOESN’T THIS IMPOSE EXTRAORDINARY DIFFICULTIES ON YOUR MARRIED LIFE WHEN YOU’RE OUT THERE TRAINING FOR EIGHT TO TEN HOURS A DAY?>>HOW CAN THERE BE ANY DIFFICULTIES WHEN YOU’RE MARRIED TO SUCH A CUTE GUY LIKE CHRIS. [LAUGHTER]>>GOOD ANSWER.>>SO I KNOW AN EXTREMELY PERSONAL QUESTION. BUT CHRIS, IF YOU HAVE A FIGHT OFF THE ICE — HOW DOES YOUR PERFORMANCE ON THE ICE RATE?>>IT IS 10 OUT OF 10 STILL WE KEEP THEM SEPARATE.>>YOU’VE HAD THIS QUESTION BEFORE.>>CAN’T BRING IT ON THE ICE OR TAKE IT OFF THE ICE.>>YOU’VE HAD THIS PRACTICE RESPONSE ISN’T IT?>>ON THE ICE WHERE THERE WOULD BE ANY KIND OF ARGUMENT OFF THE ICE WHOLE MARRIED LIFE THING THAT’S A BREEZE. IT’S MORE OF LIKE THE TECHNICAL PARTS OF SKATING WHERE — THERE MIGHT BE SOME BICKERING.>>SERIOUSLY ON THE ICE DOING THE PAIR SKATING, IT IS EXCEPTIONALLY REPRICE ISN’T IT YOU’VE GOT TO DO ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING — PERFECTLY TOGETHER.>>UH-HUH.>>DO YOU HAVE SORT OF A SENSE OF — BEING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PARTNER?>>YEAH. WE CAN SINCE WHEN WE’RE TRULY GELLED THAT DAY.>>WHAT?>>LIKE ONE UNIT.>>GOT IT. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR HAIR PERFECT AND THE GEL IN THE PLACE CHRIS AND I DO OUR BEST AND KIND OF DIFFICULT SOMETIMES TO BE THERE. YOU KNOW SOME DAYS YOU’RE FATIGUE AND A LITTLE BIT MORE TIRED.>>GOT IN A FIGHT SO WE HAVE TO PUT IN THE EFFORT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE UNITED AND ONE UNIT.>>SO ARE YOU AWARE AT ALL CHRIS OF THE POLITICS THAT WAS SWIRLING ARRANGED THE OLYMPICS?>>YOU KNOW WHAT BEING AT THE OLYMPICS ANDING BEING AN ATHLETE AT THE OLYMPICS YOU’RE FOCUSED YOU HAVE YOUR BLINDERS ON YOU’RE THERE TO DO YOUR JOB SO WE WEREN’T –>>NEVER AWARE OF IT?>>NO WE WERE THERE AND A WORKING AND SKATING.>>WHAT ABOUT THAT LITTLE — ARGUMENT ABOUT A YOUNG LADY WHO TOOK A SELFIE WITH IVANKA? AND PEOPLE DIDN’T LIKE THAT PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE IVANKA OR THE TRUMPS. WHAT’S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT?>>I WAS UNAWARE OF IT. I MEAN FOR ME SELFIESES ARE SUCH A BIG DEAL ALWAYS TRYING TO GET CHRIS TO TAKE A SELFIE WITH ME EVERYWHERE AND SHE SHUTS ME DOWN.>>THAT WASN’T AROUND THE WORLD AND IT WASN’T — A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T LIKE IT FOR WHAT SHE SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT. BUT –>>ARE YOU INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE?>>WELL WE HAVEN’T BEEN YET BUT HOPEFULLY.>>YOU WOULD GO?>>I MEAN, IT’S THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE IT WOULD BE SUCH AN HONOR TO BE IN THERE AND SEE WHAT IS HISTORY IN THERE WE WOULD BE HONORED.>>WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW?>>YOUR AGENT IS SITTING RIGHT OVER THERE. I’M SURE HE’S GOT PLANNINGSTS I’M ASKING YOU WHAT WILL YOU DO?>>FIRST I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU. YEAH. BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE A BOXER WHO SHOWED YOU HIS BELT I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT REAL — OLYMPIC MEDALS?>>MAY HAD I HANDLE IT?>>IT IS HEAVY. CAN YOU HANDLE IT?>>I CAN — [LAUGHTER]>>WOW IT IS HEAVY.>>IT IS.>>THAT’S GOT TO BE THREE OR FOUR POUNDS.>>YEAH. SURE.>>NOT ALL GOLD?>>IN MY HEART? BUT SERIOUSLY ARE YOU GOING TO COMPETE FOUR YEARS FROM NOW OR GO PROFESSIONAL AND DOING THE — SKATING RINK CIRCUIT?>>YEAH, I MEAN, WE’RE IN THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES RIGHT NOW AND WE’RE NOT — WE’RE NOT GOING TO STOP. SO WE’RE — READY TO PUSH FORWARD AND WE HAVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING UP IN TWO AND A HALF WEEKS. SO WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF TRAINING TO DO BEFORE THE END OF THE SEASON AND WE’RE SKATING AND IN LOVE AND NOTHING THAT WE WANT TO END RIGHT NOW.>>HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?>>IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR AND A HALF JUST A LITTLE BIT.>>EARLY DAYS. [LAUGHTER]>>WE’RE IN HONEYMOON PHASE.>>A TERRIBLE THING TO SAY. SHOCKED AT WHAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ON TELEVISION.>>ALEXA CHRIS AN ABSOLUTELY PLEASURE HAVE HAVING YOU HERE AD

Antonio Breitenberg

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2 thoughts on “Winter Olympic bronze medalists discuss figure skating experience

  1. walt7500 says:

    Figure skating is entertainment, not sport.

  2. Leonard Wong says:

    Isn't that sweet!! anyone can tell though…heh… She's the boss!

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