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2nd place might not get Scimeca-Knierim to worlds

Updated: January 26, 2013, 8:14 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim might want to hold off booking their trip to the world championships.

Scimeca and Knierim were second in pairs at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, a finish that would normally earn them a trip to worlds. But the pair is likely to be passed over for their training partners, Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, as U.S. Figure Skating tries to ensure the Americans will be able to send at least two pairs to next year's Sochi Olympics.

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