The U.S. Figure Skating Association has named its participants for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the pairs contingent will feature the recently crowned gold- and silver-medal winners from the U.S. Championships in Boston.
Two-time U.S. champs Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir will be joined by Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay, it was announced Sunday at a press conference at TD Garden in Boston. The USFSA had the option of choosing any pairs eligible for the Olympics based on a series of criteria but chose to go with the top two finishers from nationals.
Check out our detailed look at these pairs, along with past performances by Americans in the Olympics pairs competition and what the outlook is for Team USA in this event in Sochi.