Tuesday 26 September 2017

Video: Figure Skater wins silver medal for 'Riverdance' routine

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

A 19-year old skater from Illinois has gone viral after he wowed the crowd at the US Figure Skating Championships in Boston on Sunday.

Jason Brown received a standing ovation following his routines, with members of the audience throwing roses on the ice.

The skater excited the crowd with his "footwork", which caused the commentator to remark "It's like his Riverdance!"

The skater was described as "not much of jumper" during the slower start of his routine, before he took the crowds and viewers by surprise with his fast-paced free skating routine.

The teenager eared a point score of 270, briefly putting him in first place before claiming the silver medal overall.

"There's room for the entertainer, the artist and the athlete... he's got it all!"

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown leave the ice after skating in the free skate during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown leave the ice after skating in the free skate during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown, with his coach Kori Ade, celebrates in the kiss and cry after skating in the free skate during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown skates in the free skate during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown skates in the free skate during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown celebrates on the medals podium after the men's competition during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown poses for photographers on the medals podium after the men's competition during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Jason Brown, Jeremy Abbott, Max Aaron and Joshua Farris pose for photographers on the medals podium after the men's competition during the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Men's winners including Jason Brown (L), Jeremy Abbott (second from left), Max Aaron (second from right), and Joshua Farris (R), stand on the podium during the medal ceremony during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jason Brown of the US performs during the figure skating event at the 2013 Eric Bompard trophy on November 16, 2013 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. Photo: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
Jason Brown of the US performs during the figure skating event at the 2013 Eric Bompard trophy on November 16, 2013 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. Photo: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
Jason Brown of the US performs during the figure skating closing ceremony of the 2013 Eric Bompard trophy on November 17, 2013 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. Photo: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
Jason Brown of the US performs during the figure skating closing ceremony of the 2013 Eric Bompard trophy on November 17, 2013 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. Photo: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

The video of the routine has amassed over 1m views since it was posted on Sunday.

Brown will go on to compete on the US Men's Figure Skating Olympic team in Sochi.

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