Hungary’s Ivett Toth Skated to AC/DC in Her Short Program

Hungary’s Ivett Toth Skated to AC/DC in Her Short Program

This year’s rule changes with regard to the music for figure skating events at the Olympics have seen some interesting music choices and many outstanding performances. In previous years, contestants have only been permitted to perform their routines to music without lyrics. For the 2018 Winer Olympics in PyeongChang, those competing in the ice skating events have now been permitted to choose music with lyrics for their performances. The social media choices have created a social media storm and there has been particular interest in the performance of a young Hungarian skater.

Ivett Toth chose to perform to AC/DC in the short program of the competition with a routine choreographed by Benoit Richaud. Her music was a medley of ‘Thunderstruck’ and ‘Back in Black’. In addition to her unusual music choice, Toth also wore a rather unconventional outfit for her routine. Female figure skaters often wear glitter and jewel adorned leotards or short, floaty costumes. Toth went against the grain and opted for a black, leather-look catsuit blinged up with metal studs.

The combination of the rock music and the hardcore outfit have now earned her the reputation as a rock princess and a badass. Within just minutes of her performance, those watching the event on television took to social media to express their opinions. Rock fans expressed their delight at the decision to perform to AC/DC while other viewers admired her choice of wardrobe for the competition.

The majority of the comments on Twitter about the performance of the Hungarian skater were positive. In fact, she is now considered the cool girl of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics; an accolade to wear with pride.

This is the first time that Ivett Toth has competed in an Olympic event, although she is highly experienced and successful on the skating competition circuit. Born in Budapest, the 19-year-old is a four-time Hungarian champion. She was first introduced to the ice rink by her father in 2005 when she was six years of age and made her debut in the junior championships in the 2012-2013 season. By the following season, she continued to compete at a junior level for international events but competed nationally at a senior level.

So far, things have been going great for the Hungarian figure skater in the 2017-2018 season. At the Hungarian Championships, she finished in second place while Fruzsina Medgyesi took the top spot in the competition. She then competed in the 2018 European Championships in January which were hosted in Moscow. She qualified for the free skate and finished in 13th position overall. In the same month, she was selected as Hungary’s figure skating entry for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and barely had time to catch her breath between the competitions.

Things are looking great for this talented young skater who has not only proved that she can hold her own in the big competitions but has also won over the admiration of the public by expressing her own style and bucking figure skating trends. It looks like Ivett Toth has a fantastic future ahead of her.

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