Scimeca and Knierim Withdraw from 2013 Four Continents Due to Injury

(2/7/13) - Pairs team Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim withdrew Friday from the 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships due to an injury to Scimeca.

Scimeca, 21, has been experiencing pain in her right foot since the first day of practice in Japan. She will undergo a full evaluation upon her return to Colorado Springs, Colo., where the team trains.

The duo, who teamed up last April, won the silver medal last month at the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha, Neb.

The 2013 Four Continents Championships run through Monday in Osaka. Team USA is represented by 16 additional athletes, including 2013 U.S. pairs champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir. For full Four Continents coverage, please visit

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