A highly celebrated ice dancer, Maia Shibutani recently won a bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics with her older brother, Alex. The second sibling duo to ever achieve such a feat, they had previously also won the US National Championships twice.
Born and raised in New York, she took to the ice at the age of four. After some time skating singles, she chose to pursue ice dancing with her brother in 2004; she was ten years old at the time.
How Maia Shibutani Became Famous
In 2014, she and her brother made their Olympic debut at the Winter Games in Sochi. Though they didn’t medal at the event, their performance had nonetheless captured the hearts of many audience members.
Two years later, their popularity increased after they won their first US National title at the 2016 US National Championships. That same year, they had also won a silver medal at the World Championships, and a gold medal at the Four Continent Championships.
Perhaps the most notably of all, however, is their recent bronze-medal win at the 2018 Winter Olympics. After placing fourth in the short dance, and third in the free dance, they had finished in third overall.
The siblings had also represented the US in the team event, where they helped them to win a bronze medal.
Maia Shibutani’s Other Activities
Last year, the two-time Olympians were invited to make a guest appearance in the Nickelodeon series, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. Speaking of television, she and her brother have also appeared in shows such as Home & Family, Rachael Ray, Today, and Access Hollywood.
Last year, they were also named “Sports Envoys” by the US State Department; other figure skaters who have been named in the past include Evan Lysacek and Michelle Kwan.
Maia Shibutani’s Snapchat Name – ShibSibs
Want to follow the ice dancer on Snapchat? Did you know that she has a joint Snapchat account with her brother, Alex? To add the pair to your friend list, click here.
Social Media Accounts
What is Maia Shibutani’s Facebook?
You can check out Maia Shibutani’s Facebook fan page by clicking here
Maia Shibutani’s Twitter?
Follow the ice dancer on Twitter here
What is Maia Shibutani’s Instagram?
Check out her Instagram account here
Does Maia Shibutani’s have a Youtube channel?
Maia and Alex have their own YouTube channel, which you can visit by clicking here