K-POP PRINCESS

Ottawa Citizen - - WINTER OLYMPICS -

Like other ath­letes, Rus­sian fig­ure-skat­ing star Ev­ge­nia Medvedeva lists her ath­letic ac­com­plish­ments on the bios of her so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

“Two times World, Euro­pean and Rus­sian na­tional cham­pion 2016-2017,” reads the first line of the 18-year-old’s In­sta­gram and Twit­ter pages, fol­lowed by a gold medal and fig­ure skate emoji. But an­other de­scrip­tion — “EXOL” — re­veals Medvedeva’s true pas­sion off the ice.

Ac­cord­ing to The As­so­ci­ated Press, Medvedeva lis­tened to the South Korean-Chi­nese K-pop band Exo be­fore her world-record short pro­gram dur­ing the team event Sun­day. EXO-L is the “of­fi­cial global fan club” of Exo.

Ev­ge­nia Medvedeva

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