If you have ever gone ice skating, you know how tricky it can be just to stay on your feet. But Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot go way beyond that in their gold medal performance.
When you enter the world of professional figure skating, the moves people perform on the ice become almost superhuman. In no case is this more true than in the winter Olympics.
Even the skaters that don’t place in the top three are breathtaking to behold, but when gold medal-winning performers glide across the ice, it can send a shiver down your spine.
That was the case when Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot stepped onto the rink. And as the two professionals took their starting positions, a hush fell over the crowd.
Even if you have not watched an ice skating event before, it is clear from the start that something is different about this performance. Each step is precise and in sync, flowing with the music.
Every movement on the ice is effortless and smooth. Even as Aljona Savchenko is sent spinning through the air, she lands and continues her dance as if she never left the ground.
Watching the two of them perform is an experience like no other. And as they collapse into smiles and hugs, it’s clear before any judge shares their score that that performance was gold.