Figure skating is such a stunning sport than can be presented in so many different ways. From the classical styles we’re all used to, to the newer, more energetic styles that are becoming more prominent, a good skating routine can send chills down your spine.
After the 2018 Olympics, figure skating became even more popular thanks to the likes of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who battled against a presumed judging scandal to win the gold medal in ice dancing. The duo also caught everyone’s attention with their off-ice relationship.
But one routine that deserves more attention is that of French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, who competed at the International Skating Union’s World Team Trophy in 2017. Held in Japan, the French skaters were gunning for first place and hoped their stunning routine would get them there.
The choreography, the music, the chemistry, and the execution of the whole routine is simply beautiful, and it’s no wonder these skaters received a standing ovation from the crown in Japan. If the routine seems familiar, it’s because the duo also performed at the Olympics in the team event to the same song. They finished sixth in the team event with a score of 75.34.
“It was our coaches who found it,” James told the Associated Press about the song. “They were like, ‘We really think it could be a hit.’”
And a hit it was. Take a look at the breathtaking routine! You won’t be able to take your eyes off of it.