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WATCH: Spain’s Olympic Bronze figure skater is the superhero we all need

Spanish figure skater Javier Fernandez delighted fans with a super hero routine at the Pyeongchang closing ceremony.

WATCH: Spain’s Olympic Bronze figure skater is the superhero we all need
Javier Fernandez performs in the PyeongChang closing gala. Photos: AFP

The 26-year-old became a national hero when he scooped Bronze in the Men’s Single competition last week, becoming only the fourth ever Winter Olympic medallist for Spain.

READ ALSO: Snowboarder from Ceuta wins Olympic medal for Spain

On Sunday, he performed in the Olympic winners closing exhibition entertaining fans with an aerobics-inspired routine accompanied by pop hits from the Eighties.

The hilarious routine began with the skater posing as an exercise instructor in sweat pants and a hoodie to a soundtrack of him speaking in English as he limbered up with stretches to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”.

He then whipped of his sweats to reveal a superhero outfit in the crimson and gold colours of Spain complete with shiny satin cape which billowed behind him as he flew around the rink to a soundtrack of  “Maniac” by Michael Sembello, “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, and “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner.

The athlete has hinted that this is likely to be his last Olympics.

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WINTER

WATCH: This commentator goes completely loco over Spain’s Winter Olympic medal

It was the first Winter Olympic medal for 26 years, and the only Spain's third in history and one commentator was unable to contain to his excitement as he watched Regino Hernandez scoop third place in the Men's Snowboard Cross in Pyeongchang on Thursday.

WATCH: This commentator goes completely loco over Spain's Winter Olympic medal
Photo: Eurosport

José Manuel Hernández Tallada, a sports journalist for Eurosport, gave an enthusiastic commentary that was worthy of a medal in its own right.

En @Eurosport_ES le ponemos mucha pasión a nuestras retransmisiones ?? ¿verdad @jmtallada? ? #WinterIsGaming

La emoción de #PyeongChang2018 en https://t.co/fLW7LTPBrj pic.twitter.com/0cDXDNegwP

— Eurosport.es (@Eurosport_ES) February 15, 2018

As the Spanish snowboarder left his rivals behind and soared down the slope, the commentator leapt from his seat: “There's Regino, who could bring an end the drought of Spanish sport's triumphs in the Winter Olympics! 

“There's Regino jumping, he's going to race  to the end, our hearts are in our mouths!” he screamed and then exploded with joy, leaping into the air as Regino crossed over the finishing line in third place.

“Regino gets the medal, Regino is a bronze medalist! “.

READ: Snowboarder from Ceuta wins Olympic medal for Spain


Photo: AFP