On the 2018 Olympics, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue have been in third place after the rhythm dance. However within the free skate, Donohue put his hand to the ice throughout a twizzle maneuver, when the companions carry out turns in sync as they transfer throughout the ice, throughout the closing moments of their routine. Technically, that counted as a fall and resulted in a one-point deduction. The couple slipped to fourth place, lacking the medal podium, whereas the bronze went to their countrymen, Maia and Alex Shibutani, who’re brother and sister.
The end was devastating. However, after crying for 2 days, Hubbell mentioned, she recovered and realized that she and Donohue had challenged for a medal and have been among the many finest on the earth. A month later, they gained a silver medal on the 2018 world championships and have since collected two extra world medals and two United States titles.
Hubbell and Donohue are in third place once more after the Olympic rhythm dance, forward of teammates Madison Chock and Evan Bates. One of many American groups is predicted to win the bronze, giving American ice dancers a medal at 5 consecutive Olympics. Meryl Davis and Charlie White gained gold in 2014.
Ice dancing has helped maintain the worldwide prominence of American skating because the standing of ladies singles skaters and pairs has ebbed.