On Tuesday February 19 in PyeongChang, South Korea, Ivett Toth, a 19-year-old skater from Budapest, Hungary performed her 2018 Olympics women’s figure skating short program to a medley of AC/DC’s “Back in Black” and “Thunderstruck.”
Toth raised eyebrows not only for her choice of music, but her non-traditional skating attire – she was decked out in appropriate metal style in black leather pants, fingerless black gloves, and a silver metal studded vest complete with a picture of Angus duck walking on the back.
Her routine, which unfortunately included several falls, did not impress the judges, only giving her a 53.22 score. Although a personal best for her, it was not enough to put her in medal contention.
Although blasted by NBC commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, the ever gracious figure skating Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton tweeted out his support, and the Twitterverse was decidedly pro-AC/DC and pro-Toth!
I loved it! To skate on Olympic Ice for Short Program to @acdc was literally #music to my ears. I loved every step and every note. I’ve always supported something brave, when it’s totally legit. @NBCOlympics https://t.co/sRHvVmZl7K
— Scott Hamilton (@ScottHamilton84) February 21, 2018