But for sure I’m happy to be a European champion, because we’ve made many people happy in Russia and in other countries, who cheer for us.
We received a lot of messages on Facebook and other websites, also many text messages – all together we got about one thousand congratulations!
Olympians Volosozhar and Trankov are redefining love in the public eye, and I applaud them. Maybe it that lingering embrace, as if cameras weren't fixed on them and broadcasting their intimate moment to the entire world.
I was just as fascinated by what was going on with these two outside of the rink.
They won their first European title but they admit it was hard to find their motivation because of the absence of their main rivals. Now we don’t feel as excited as right after the competition. It was not so hard to win without them; there was no fighting; we just had to skate.
Wait, wait..definitely was a deep kiss on the lips.Ask Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim about their intentions to skate together in the future, and the U. We hope to stay healthy enough to compete for the next four years, so we'll see how things pan out." The duo finished second at the U. Is getting romantically involved with a partner the right thing to do when the Olympics are on your to-do list? "We didn't make an effort to make sure everyone knew that we were dating," Knierim said of the Colorado Springs-based team, which is coached by Dalilah Sappenfield. It's more helpful to be open about it because then you don't have to go around anything." Scimeca and Knierim teamed up in the spring of 2012 and began dating soon thereafter with the quiet encouragement of Sappenfield. In 1998, they won silver at the world championships. "We don't have a date set, so we're just taking things day by day. They are one of the only present-day American pairs or dance teams that are in a committed relationship and are open about it. It gets a little awkward if you're trying to hide it from everyone -- people are going to figure it out.With former partner Maria Mukhortova, Trankov is the 2008 European silver medalist, the 2007 Russian national champion, and the 2005 World Junior champion.Volosozhar and Trankov are the current World record holders for the combined total, short program and free skate scores.