At the world figure skating championships today, Canadian Eric Radford took the full force of his spinning partner's elbow to the face at the start of their routine. The graceful attack came at the end of a triple Lutz-twist lift, which is apparently a thing that people know about — and even with a broken nose, the Toronto Star reports, Radford "never considered stopping."

The point of contact itself is no matador face gore, but there is something wonderfully absurd about seeing a figure skater elegantly spinning across the ice sporting perfectly gelled hair and a Tina Knowles-inspired outfit, with blood pouring out of his nose. We're kinda inspired.

"And what an adventure," Radford said.

Totally inspired.

Video via, H/T Adam.

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