- Alexa Knierim & Brandon Frazier
- SILVER MEDALISTS
Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier joined an elite club on Thursday at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2023 in Saitama, Japan.
With the silver medal, the 2022 World champions became just the seventh U.S. pairs team to win multiple World medals and the first since their coaches Jenni Meno and Todd Sand, who claimed a pair of bronze medals in 1995 and 1996 and silver in 1998.
"I was very proud of us," Knierim said. We never dreamed that we would have two World medals and for us this is an achievement and the color is beautiful!"
The podium finish caps off an incredible season for Knierim and Frazier, who made history just about every time they stepped on the ice. They won gold or silver at every competition they competed at, becoming the first U.S. pairs team to win two Grand Prix events in a season and bring home a medal at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
*Updated Thursday, March 23
Updates & Results
- Andrew Torgashev
Andrew Torgashev will make his World Championship debut in Saitama. The 2023 U.S. Championship bronze medalist is returning to international competition after a foot injury kept him sidelined since 2020.Read more here
- Sonia Baram & Daniel Tioumetsev - CHAMPIONS
Sonia Baram and Daniel Tioumentsev brought home gold for Team USA as the first medals of the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023 were awarded today in Calgary, Canada.
For The 2023 U.S. pewter medalists, the gold marked their first World Junior title after an emotional free skate as their coach Todd Sand remains in the hospital after suffering a heart attack early Thursday morning. Baram and Tioumentsev became the sixth U.S. pairs team to clinch gold at the World Junior Championships and the first U.S. team to medal in the pairs division at this event since 2013.Read more here