Maia Shibutani has returned to the gym for the first time since her cancerous tumor was removed in December — and the milestone in her recovery comes on the anniversary of another very important milestone for the Olympic figure skater. “Two years ago today, @alexshibutani and I won our second Olympic medal in PyeongChang,” Shibutani wrote in a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday, tagging her older brother and skating partner Alex Shibutani. “I can remember everything about that day,” the 25-year-old athlete continued. “I’ll always be so proud that rather than allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed, we had the performance of our dreams. There was an incredible amount of pressure and no room for errors, but we stayed present and had one of those magical Olympic moments.” Maia and Alex, 28, are fondly known as the “Shib Sibs” and helped Team USA clinch the third-medal spot with their paired free dance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The same year, the brother-sister duo won the bronze medal in ice dance. In her Instagram post, Maia said that on her way to the gym, “it really hit me that I was working out for the first time in months on the anniversary… Read full this story
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