We are not a publication that covers sports. I’m aware. But every once in a while the world of movies intersects with the world of sports, creating an awesome experience for everyone involved. Such is the case with South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-Na, who earlier this evening brought the house down at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with a short program set to a medley of James Bond theme songs. With her exciting, James Bond-cool program, she has propelled herself into 1st place in the women’s competition after the first of two programs. Her 78.5 point score shattered he own world record, leaving the rest of the field in the dust.
Not since the gangster-themed run of Tonya Harding leading up to the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer has figure skating been this exciting, or movie related. I would suggest you head over to the NBC Olympics site and watch Kim Yu-Na’s routine. As an added treat, I’ve located a second example of her James Bond medley and embedded it below. Pretty cool, if you ask this hardcore Winter Olympics spectator.