Russian Olympians swim to music from 1977 horror classic Suspiria

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Dec 17, 2012

It seems the Olympics are turning into a geek proving ground. After a Mexican gymnast performed a routine to an obscure tune from the videogame Zelda, a team of Russian swimmers have now rocked a routine to a classic horror tune.

The Russian synchronized swimming team performed their routine earlier today in London. The cool part? It was set to the creepy awesome Goblin's theme from the 1977 horror film Suspiria, as well as some beats from Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow.

So how'd they do? Now spoiler alert for those of you not following along with the Olympics live, as this event won't air in the U.S. until prime time tonight.

Still here? Good. The girls did great, and actually brought home the gold with their killer routine, scoring 98.900 points—just 1.100 off perceived perfection.

The routine itself is a surreal work of horror art. Check out a version of the performance, taken from an April qualifying date, below.

So which is cooler? Zelda, or Suspiria?

(Via Boing Boing)

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