Russian skating pair Sofia Evdokimova and Egor Bazin, who finished fourth at the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, mesmerised spectators with a provocative dance, heating up the ice to the tune of Michael Jackson’s medley They Don’t Care About Us/Smooth Criminal.
The duo took to the ice wearing white and black jackets, and in the middle of the routine they took them off, with Bazin remaining in a T-shirt, while Evdokimova flashed a black sports bra.
The ‘striptease’ element has been trending since Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva pulled off the top of her stewardess costume while performing to Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ in a bid to attract a male audience to figure skating.
Tuktamysheva said that she wanted to breathe new life into such a ‘conservative’ sport as figure skating:
“It was a breath of fresh air in figure skating because nobody stripped on the ice before me. I see nothing bad in this exhibition dance, on the contrary I think it was a great idea”.