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What do figure skating and Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. have in common with each other? Almost nothing, unless you count Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and a pipe being used to almost shatter Nancy Kerrigan‘s knee.

Video games and triple axle spins have come together to create a silver medal win for Russian figure skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. Using their Super Mario Bros. inspired routine at the World Figure Skating Championships over the weekend, they proved that everyone in the world has a soft spot for 8-bit Nintendo games.

Finally a mushroom that doesn’t involve a drug test.


Mario is so graceful and smooth with his moves, who knew that under that moustache is a woman that knows her stuff. This must be why Princess Peach keeps asking Mario over for “cake”. They would have nailed gold though if Luigi was actually green, but getting sued for copy right infringement isn’t really worth a gold medal.

Via: The Mary Sue

Category: Videogames

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