The 2018 Winter Olympics are well underway. Athletes from all around the world have descended up South Korea to vie for medals in everything from skiing and snowboarding to curling and bobsledding.
Despite the thrill of watching those high-adrenaline sports teams compete, ice skating is always one of the most highly anticipated and watched competitions of all. Perhaps it’s the impressive routines, the fantastical outfits, or just the song choice — whatever the reason, these athletes are truly a delight to watch.
One particularly impressive skater, though, is Jason Brown. He manages to combine all of those artistic pieces to create a masterpiece of a performance.
In 2014, Jason pulled off one of the most captivating routines in recent memory. Just 19 years old at the time, that incredible performance won him a silver medal at the U.S. Championships.
The routine was set to music from “Riverdance,” and secured his spot on the U.S. Olympic team. They went on to win a bronze during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Though he didn’t make it onto Team USA this year, he was named as an alternate.
And it’s clear why, his artistry is impeccable, he’s so passionate, and wows audiences the world over.
While discussing his decision to dance to “Reel Around The Sun” from “Riverdance,” Jason said:
We wanted to find something really special and something that was going to be really challenging and hard for me as a skater and for me as a performer and a piece of music that would help me grow and would push all my boundaries…
Watch the performance that got the world talking in the clip below. Share if you’re completely blown away by this incredibly talented young athlete!