A late Flashback Friday post for ya: Alexei Yagudin’s 2002 Olympics long program.
The music: Man in the Iron Mask (doesn’t he also kind of look like Leo?)
The jumps: soar
The choreography: impeccable (that circular footwork sequence!)
I loved it all at the time and still do. I also was fortunate to see him do an exhibition version of this performance in person—his commitment to his performances is unmatched. Take a look: