Olympic Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva Gushes Over Her Love For EXO

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing, and the whole word is eyeing its figure skating programs. The ever-popular sport has dozens of high-profile athletes going for gold this year, and it looks like one of them is a big EXO-L.

Yes, that's right. Evgenia Medvedeva loves K-pop, and she says EXO is one of her biggest inspirations both on and off the ice.

The Olympic games have only been going on for a few days, but Medvedeva recently set a new world record after she competed in the ladies' short program. The Russian figure skater garnered a 81.06 points for her routine which beat her previous record of 80.85. The moment was a special one, and the skater said she worked very hard to hit the ice in PyeongChang.

"I'm happy I set a world record. It's been difficult, but I worked hard to be on stage at the PyeongChang Olympics," Medvedeva said (via Soompi).

Shortly afterwards, the star athlete was asked if she enjoyed K-pop and which songs she likes. Medvedeva lit up and confessed she is a big fan of EXO, a premiere group under SM Entertainment.

"I enjoy listening to EXO's songs," she said before adding that she'd love to meet the band. "I really want to see them. I have all of the EXO members' photos."

Medvedeva even revealed she listened to EXO before her record-setting program.

"It's unreal inspiration and it really improved my mood. I was able to compete well. I feel more confident because of them," she said. "I hope that all of the EXO members are healthy."


Of course, Medvedeva will get a chance to see EXO perform live during her trip to South Korea. The K-pop superstars are slated to perform at the Winter Olympics' closing ceremony along with former 2ne1 rapper CL.

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