Ice Dancers Madison Hubbell & Zach Donohue Weren't Always the Perfect Team: 'We Hated Each Other' | 2/18/2018 | Staff
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Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue may be the picture perfect ice dancing duo now, but the athletes haven’t always been a friendly team.

Hubbell and Donohue — who are competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics — told PEOPLE prior to arriving in Pyeongchang, South Koream, that before they dominated the ice together, they were fierce competitors.

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“We were both competitors against each other and we hated each other,” Hubbell says. “Our mutual coach at the time kind of forced us to start skating together just to kill time. We didn’t really want to skate together. It was fate.”

Hubbell spent the first 10 years of her career dancing with her brother, Kieffer, before they decided to split in 2011, according to NBC. Donohue competed with four other partners before linking with Hubbell.

Now, the two are closer than ever — “We always tell...
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