Pro Figure Skater, Yuri!!! on Ice Fan Evgenia Medvedeva Gets Anime Portrayal in Ad
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Professional figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has made no secret of being a fan of the Yuri!!! on Ice ice skating anime, and anime in general, so it seems fitting that NBC's official Twitter account for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics posted a highlight video with an animated portrayal of Medvedeva, with the words "Yevgenia!!! On Ice."
Medvedeva will compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics as part of the Olympic Athletes from Russia.
Fans have noted Medvedeva's love for Yuri!!! on Ice before, going so far as to toss a giant plush rice ball after her skate at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Marseille, France in 2016, which looks similar to a present that protagonist Yūri Katsuki receives after a skate in the anime.
Medvedeva is also an avid fan of Sailor Moon, and previously skated in Nagaoka in 2016 while dressed as Sailor Moon — a feat which brought her an autographed portrait of Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon manga creator Naoko Takeuchi. She donned the costume again during her performance at the Exhibition World Team Trophy 2017 in Tokyo last April. Her previous portrait on Instagram evoked the classic Sailor Moon pose.