Japanese figure skaters Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara completed one of the first figure skating pairs performances at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Being one of the firsts to perform means making a lasting impression – so they skated to the opening track from Yuri!!! on Ice.
yuri on ice at the olympics!!!! pic.twitter.com/eKUYf8hC8Z
— David Zhou (@dz) February 9, 2018
This isn’t the first time the pair has performed their Yuri!!! on Ice routine – they did it first Skate Detroit 2017. However, this is the first time it’s been performed in front of a global audience and fans were freaking out!
the japanese pairs figure skating team is skating to a song from yuri on ice so the #olympics announcers briefly had to talk about anime, what a time to be alive
— amy brown (@arb) February 9, 2018
— Japari Parker aka Minoru-kun aka Rin and You besto (@Minoru79) February 9, 2018
YURI ON ICE PAIR SKATE. And Johnny there explaining “this is from the VERY popular anime Yuri On Ice, about figure skating. This is Yuri, the main character’s, free skate music.” #Olympics
— Exorcising Emily (@exorcisingemily) February 9, 2018
i feel emotionally unprepared to watch yuri on ice debut at the olympics
it just kinda feels like they all made it…all our boys and their creators
imagine FS fangirl sayo's intense pride
— 🏊⛸💍✨🐯ジンちゃんさん🐯✨💍⛸🏊 (@denkimouse) February 9, 2018
History Maker played at the Grand Prix and Yuri on Ice was performed at The Olympics….I have so many emotions about this show like it truly is above all about grit and overcoming and love like they really did That
— aoni (@omribfa) February 9, 2018
yuri on ice at the olympics is how we peak this year nothing can get more meta than this
— iol.e (@shomajesty) February 9, 2018
— Alex Bedder (@itgetsbedder) February 9, 2018
This week has been AMAZING for Yuri on Ice, the eng BDs were a hit, beating GOT in sales, S1 was announced to play in LatinAmerican theaters, and it got recognized at the //Olympics//!! Anyone who undermines its success and how it touched ppl's hearts are just fooling themselves
— 💙 harumi 💜 (@princessharumi_) February 9, 2018
— Haileyッ (@staygolddjh) February 9, 2018
Fans are hyped to see Yuri!!! on Ice represented at the Olympics and we have to wonder if Miu and Ryuichi will bust out any other Yuri!!! on Ice themed routines.