(CNN)In case you missed it, there was some seriously good Olympic figure skating this weekend. Sure, yes, Adam Rippon is a national delight and Mirai Nagasu’s mind-blowing triple axel was the thing of Olympic dreams, but let’s not forget that an 18-year-old Russian figure skater also rolled out a short program with the theme of “clinical death.”
Festive! Apparently souls get a pass through the bedazzler before fleeing this mortal realm.
The routine itself was — forgive the pun — breathtaking, set to Frédéric Chopin’s famous Nocturne in C-sharp minor (which is as mournful and fitting a death song as any). In fact, Medvedeva earned herself a world-record-breaking 81.06, the highest score ever for the ladies’ short program. Her performance also earned 10 points for her team, Olympic Athletes from Russia (you’ll recall the Russian Olympic team is banned from this year’s games).