A German figure skater performed to music from 'Game of Thrones' — and viewers loved it

Caroline Praderio
Paul Fentz

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  • German figure skater Paul Fentz performed to music from "Game of Thrones" during the Winter Olympics.
  • He used the music for the men's free skate event, which started on Saturday in Pyeongchang and aired Friday night in the US.
  • His costume also alluded to "Game of Thrones" character Jamie Lannister.
  • People on Twitter appreciated the music choice.

Germany's Paul Fentz won new fans on Friday night when he performed to music from "Game of Thrones" during the men's free skate event at the Winter Olympics.

Fentz, 25, is making his Olympic debut at the 2018 Games. He represented Germany in the team figure skating event, then hit the ice again in the men's singles competition.

His costume, which featured a single gold glove, appeared to emulate "Game of Thrones" character Jamie Lannister, who wears a gold prosthetic hand after losing his real one in season three.

Here's a short clip of Fentz's performance:

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A Lannister always pays his debts. #WinterOlympicshttps://t.co/fmMl0C4Amfpic.twitter.com/SHmdiMjlcU

Fans following along on Twitter applauded Fentz's music choice. "Dear Paul Fentz, your #GameofThrones routine is my favorite thing ever. Let's be friends," one Twitter user wrote.

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Paul Fentz from Germany is skating to the Game of Thrones soundtrack?????

And he's dressed like Jaime Lannister with that lone gloved hand?????#Olympics#PyeongChang2018#figureskating Tweet Embed:
I think good song choice should give an extra point. Game of Thrones guy gets +1 in my world. #figureskating Tweet Embed:
Dear Paul Fentz, your #GameofThrones routine is my favorite thing ever. Let's be friends. #figureskating#Olympics Tweet Embed:
Paul Fentz skated to game of thrones and he wins just for that

The music choice was a stark departure from the jazzy cover of Oasis's "Wonderwall" that Fentz used for his short program earlier in the competition.

Fentz earned a score of 139.82 for his "Game of Thrones" free skate. With his score of 74.73 from the short program, he ended the men's singles competition with 214.55 points.

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