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WATCH: Russian figure skater frolics with ‘Sailor Moon’ routine

/ 11:38 AM April 25, 2017

When Evgenia Medvedeva was chosen to represent her country in the recently concluded World Team Trophy in Figure Skating held in Tokyo, she used the spotlight to pay homage to a popular Japanese animated series.

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For her solo performance, the 17-year-old Russian figure skater swirled on the rink as Usagi Tsukino from “Sailor Moon.” Dressed in the protagonist’s schoolgirl uniform, Medvedeva flawlessly glided as the series’ opening song “Moonlight Densetsu” was played. In the middle of her routine, she re-enacted Tsukino’s bubbly transformation into the titular heroine.

In the end of her performance, Medvedeva recited Tsukino’s popular dialogue, “Tsuki ni kawatte, oshioki yo (In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you)!”

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Medvedeva, also a two-time women’s figure skating champion, gushed about skating animated series “Yuri! On Ice,” posing with the lead character’s standee in a tweet that’s grabbing fame on Twitter.

The World Team Trophy in Figure Skating is held by the International Skating Union every year. Countries from the USA, Canada, Japan, France, Russia and China deploy a team of eight professional figure skaters to compete with their counterparts from other countries.

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READ: Medvedeva, 16, wins world title with record free skate score

In this year’s face-off, Japan won the competition while Russia fell in second place.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra

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