U.S. 'Shib Sibs' Win Olympic Bronze And Everybody's Hearts

The sibling figure skaters' performance set the internet ablaze.
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Sibling figure skaters Maia and Alex Shibutani set the internet alight after winning bronze for Team USA at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.

The brother and sister duo — known as the “Shib Sibs” — nabbed third in the figure skating ice dance event. Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold, and France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron grabbed silver.

The siblings’ podium-ascending performance captivated people on Twitter, including “Saturday Night Live” comedian Leslie Jones, who shared this video of their routine:

Former Olympic figure skating champion Meryl Davis shared this adorable throwback GIF of the pair in celebration:

Dick Button, who won figure skating gold at St. Moritz 1948 in Switzerland and Oslo 1952 in Norway, also posted his congratulations:

As did thousands of others. Here’s a sampling:

Maia Shibutani appeared thrilled with the medal, which the siblings add to the bronze they helped Team USA secure in the team event.

Bring on Beijing 2022!

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