American figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim have advanced to the pairs free skate at the PyeongChang Olympics.
The husband-and-wife team scored 65.55 with their short program Wednesday, which put them in 14th place.
Topping the short program were Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China with a score of 82.39.
Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Olympic Athletes from Russia were in second place with a score of 81.68, followed by Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford with a score of 76.82.
A total of 22 pairs competed in the short program, with the top 16 teams advancing to the free skate portion, which is set for 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.
The Knierims, competing in their first Olympics, already have a bronze medal from the team figure skating event.
The U.S. has never won Olympic gold in pairs figure skating.
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