Olympic Figure Skaters Rocking Out On The Rink In South Korea
The Olympics wrapped up in South Korea and rock had a few moments during figure skating this year. Check out these three amazing performances. This was the first year that figure skaters during the Winter Olympics were able to skate to songs that included lyrics. People were interested to see what songs they chose to skate to, and the songs choices were varied. From Beyonce, Adele, Imagine Dragons and more, skaters individual personalities and music tastes were shown in both music and costume choice on the ice. We also got to find out which skaters, or at least their coaches, were fans of the rock genre. Check out the performances below to see the awesome rock moments in this year's Winter Olympics:
Australia's Brendan Kerry- Pink Floyd "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Money"
During mens free skating event, Australia's Brendan Kerry wowed the crowd with a performance that included two triple axels and more. The 23 year-old received his season best score for this free skate and had him finished 20th overall for international figure skaters. For his performance, has was a little nervous in the beginning but then worked out those nerves into a great routine. The songs he chose for his skate were a mix of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Money." Check out his performance below.
France's Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres- Disturbed "Sound of Silence"
During a free skate performance, France's Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres chose Disturbed haunting cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence." The 1960s song was reworked by the Chicago based band and even Simon from the band reached out to congratulate the metal band on their version of the tune. James and Cipres must have been fans as well since they chose the stirring rendition for their skate. You can see their performance below.
Hungary's Ivett Toth- AC/DC "Back In Black" and "Thunderstruck"
In probably the most bad ass performance of the entire 2018 Winter Olympics, Hungary's Ivett Toth gave us all rock n roll edge with her AC/DC skate medley. Her performance was strong, confident and full of bad ass that isn't seen often from female ice skaters. Her costume showed her strong, edgy side as well, donning leather pants, fingerless black gloves and a black studded leather vest complete with a picture of AC/DC's Angus Young on the back. Many social media users applauded Toth for her unique performance that threw out the stereotype that women in figure skating need to be dainty and beautiful. Check out her amazing performance below.