Skip To Content
  • Olympics badge

38 Pictures That Will Completely Alter Your Perception Of Figure Skating Forever, Like It's No Joke

Your four-year reminder that figure skating is absolutely, positively no joke.

Every four years, I feel like it's my duty to remind the world that figure skating is THE most athletic and physically wild sport in the world...

1. First of all, this guy literally chucked a whole woman.

Valery Sharifulin / Valery Sharifulin/TASS / Getty Images

He's like, "Bye, queen"....

Valery Sharifulin / Valery Sharifulin/TASS / Getty Images

...and she's like "I'm ded."

Valery Sharifulin / Valery Sharifulin/TASS / Getty Images

2. And look right here...

Getty Images

3. ...SHE'S TWO INCHES FROM HER IMMINENT, ICY DOOM AND SHE'S LIKE, "The chicken was lovely."

Afp Contributor / AFP / Getty Images

4. Honestly, terrifying.

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

5. Weeeee!!

Nurphoto / NurPhoto via Getty Images

6. And like, he's just waiting there — wishing, hoping, and praying that he can catch her.

AFP / Getty Images

7. Also, holy my cannoli...

Geoff Robins / AFP / Getty Images

8. ...THAT'S CLOSE!

AFP / Getty Images

9. Sorry, but I don't trust this guy...

Sergei Bobylev / Sergei Bobylev/TASS / Getty Images

He DOES NOT look confident in his catching abilities.

Sergei Bobylev / Sergei Bobylev/TASS / Getty Images

10. It's just wild to me how they are FLINGING people out there.

Sergei Bobylev / Sergei Bobylev/TASS / Getty Images

11. That's a long-ass way to be throwing a human being!

Jean Catuffe / Getty Images

12. She's basically trying to harvest his organs with her skate.

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

13. And that skate is awfully close to her head.

Sergei Bobylev / Sergei Bobylev/TASS / Getty Images

"Please don't fall."

Sergei Bobylev / Sergei Bobylev/TASS / Getty Images

14. What is he even holding on to?!

Sergei Bobylev / Sergei Bobylev/TASS / Getty Images

15. Like, how is this physically possible?!

Valery Sharifulin / Valery Sharifulin/TASS / Getty Images

16. This picture also isn't making sense to my brain. Like, how is she not falling?!

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

17. She's basically crying out for help, people. HELP HER.

AFP / Getty Images

18. It's giving major "never let go" Titanic energy.

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

19. He's casting a spell on someone while she's just, you know, being spun around the ice.

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

I'd be sh*tting myself.

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

20. This picture makes me incredibly uncomfortable for the both of them. This is some Evel Knievel witchery.

Chung Sung-jun / Getty Images

21. I can't even tell you what's happening here.

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

22. DON'T DO IT!!!

AFP / Getty Images

23. It's like he's using her as a weapon.

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

24. She's two inches away from death and totally just like...

Tim Bradbury / Getty Images

25. "I love the cool breeze."

Tim Bradbury / Getty Images

26. She is two centimeters away from the worst thumb jam of her life.

Mandy Cheng / AFP / Getty Images

27. *Grandma voice* BE CAREFUL!

AFP / Getty Images

Like, she's climbing on him with her skates!

AFP / Getty Images

28. What the?!

Daniel Mihailescu / AFP via Getty Images

29. How the?

AFP / Getty Images

30. That was close!

Stanislav Krasilnikov / Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS / Getty Images

31. It's like she's trying to off her own head!

Anadolu Agency / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

32. And really, I just have NO IDEA how someone could be that flexible.

Nurphoto / NurPhoto via Getty Images

33. WHAT IN TARNATION IS EVEN GOING ON HERE?!

AFP / Getty Images

34. He's basically sweeping the ice with her hair, like...

Valery Sharifulin / Valery Sharifulin/TASS / Getty Images

BROOM, BROOM.

Valery Sharifulin / Valery Sharifulin/TASS / Getty Images

35. His face is seriously giving me anxiety, like he can't breathe or something.

AFP / Getty Images

36. YOU DO REALIZE THAT'S A BLADE, RIGHT?!?!

AFP / Getty Images

In conclusion, wowowowow.

Jean Catuffe / Getty Images

37. SHEESH MCGEESH.

Amin Mohammad Jamali / Getty Images

38. Figure skating is WILD. Like, you can't look at these pictures and tell me it's not the most challenging sport in the world.

Amin Mohammad Jamali / Getty Images

The end.