Russian figure skater credits K-Pop group for her strong Olympic performance
Evgenia Medvedeva is drawing inspiration from a seemingly unlikely source in PyeongChang.
The Russian figure skater, who broke her own world record with a score of 81.61 in the women’s short program on Wednesday, revealed that she is a big K-Pop fan and credited her favorite group EXO for her strong showing.
“It’s unreal inspiration and it really improved my mood,” said Medvedeva of listening to the group’s music before her performance, according to the Associated Press. “I feel more confident because of them.”
Medvedeva, 18, finished the short program in second place, putting her in position for a medal ahead of the free program event on Friday. Interestingly enough, she has also been known for her Sailor Moon-themed routines.
if you haven't seen it already, Evgenia Medvedeva's Sailor Moon routine from last year (with PROPS) is really fun, but also an amazing display of figure skating pic.twitter.com/YSXw1xN9of
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) February 21, 2018
As luck would have it, EXO will be performing in the closing ceremony on Sunday. Thus, Medvedeva has an opportunity for a very special weekend in a women’s figure skating field full of awesome storylines.