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Sochi 2014: Fan favorite figure skater Jason Brown courts his Olympic valentine

Figure skater Jason Brown finished ninth in the men's event at the 2014 Sochi Games.
Figure skater Jason Brown finished ninth in the men's event at the 2014 Sochi Games.
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With Valentine's Day waning in the United States, fan favorite figure skater Jason Brown posed an important question to fellow Olympian Sarah Hendrickson via a sweet Feb. 14 tweet shared by NBCOlympics.

The tweet included a photo of the ever-grinning 19-year old Brown holding a sign that read "Sarah Hendrickson, will you be my #OlympicValentine?" along with a message to Hendrickson from NBCOlympics that read "We know #ValentinesDay is over, but @schendrickson: we wanted to make sure you got this message from @jasonbskates"

As of press time, the 19-year old Hendrickson, who placed 21st in the inaugural women's Olympic normal hill ski jumping event on Feb. 11, hadn't replied to Brown's special request, but fans were taken by the sweetness of the popular ponytailed skater's query. The tweet was met with a string of responses including a "Too cute!!" by user @cdirvine and a pointed "be his valentine" from user @Leanette6, among others.

Brown, whose "Riverdance" free program became an international YouTube sensation after he used it to wow the crowd at U.S. nationals in January, closed out the men's individual figure skating competition at the 2014 Sochi Games on Feb. 14. He placed ninth behind gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada, and Kazakhstan's Denis Ten, who earned bronze.

Although not entirely happy with his long program, which was uncharacteristically tight throughout, Brown remained optimistic about his Olympic journey and what awaits him in the years to come. On Feb. 14, he shared an Instagram photo featuring a collage of images from his time in Sochi and wrote that he "can't wait to take this experience and the lessons I've learned with me into the future!"

Figure skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi resumes Feb. 16 with the ice dancing competition, featuring American couples Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani.

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