The Olympic Games 2022 just started and already has a front runner for… most, uh, performance. German ice dance duo Katharina Meuller and Tim Dieck performed a routine inspired by Joker and Harley Quinn, during Thursday’s rhythmic dance competition.
In case their costumes are still unclear, the version of Joker and Harley that the two chose is the version of Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. Suicide Squad (yes, the 2016 David Ayer movie).
The pair’s routine begins with Dieck’s Joker starting to snap Meuller’s Quinn’s neck and gets worse from there – a move that was called “aggressive” by the dry and professional Olympic commentator. Their not-so-great practice doesn’t include too many more obvious nods to the duo’s character inspiration. But in the end, when the music fades in Leto’s Joker Laughing, Dieck committed to bending over for the final pose. This move caused the comment group of the event to “denigrate me”.
Unfortunately for the skaters, things didn’t get any better after that. According to commentators, the routine “seems to be very cautious and very nervous.” The judges agreed, giving the duo 63.21, placing them 10th (out of 10) for the event. It’s no surprise because of how shaken this couple looks at almost every trick.
The good news is that since the event technically comes a few hours before the official opening of the Olympics, there’s still plenty of time for another athlete to compete as another member of Suicide. Squad.
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