International Desk :- Marissa Brandt gave up figure skating as a child so she could play ice hockey with her sister, Hannah.
Now the pair will grace one of the biggest sporting stages when they take to the ice at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But this Minnesota sister act won’t be going for gold together or even competing under the same flag.
Hannah has been selected for the US national team while Marissa, who was born in South Korea but adopted when she was just four-months-old, will play for a unified Korea team.
“It’s crazy,” Marissa, 25, replies when asked her thoughts on the situation. “It’s really nothing we could have ever dreamed.”
Hannah, 24, is equally amazed: “You can’t really script something like this,” she says.
“I’m really looking forward to going to the opening ceremonies … but for my sister, to see her walk in in front of the South Korean fans, I think it’s going to be just an incredible experience for her,” Hannah adds.