When Mario Meets The... Figure Skating World Championships

This is Russian pair Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, competing at the World Figure Skating Championships 2011 held in Moscow. They didn't just break out the Mario Bros. theme: they won the silver medal to boot.


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    I was in Korea attending the World Leisure Games 2010 in this sport (Freestyle Slalom), and during the pair runs, these couple caught the eye of many, but I think they came near last due to it not being technically difficult enough.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEeIH8one18

    They've got skills, I can see why they got the silver.

    I have to say the cringe factor on this is pretty high though. I think it would've been more interesting if they had swapped roles. Then you could also throw in the progressive concept of girl gamers, women controlling men etc.

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