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“Schindler's List”: Association defends Schott music choice for freestyle

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The German Ice Skating Union (DEU) defended the music choice of figure skater Nicole Schott from Essen for her Olympic freestyle.
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The 21-year-old with Polish roots ran a serious program to the music from the film "Schindler's List" in Pyeongchang on Friday and finished the competition in 18th place.

“She chose the music because she liked it and didn't want to make a statement with it,” said DEU sports director Udo Dönsdorf of the German Press Agency in Pyeongchang. In the social networks there was criticism, especially from the USA, that Schott had chosen the soundtrack from Steven Spielberg's Holocaust drama. "It wins gold in terms of tastelessness," wrote the US daily "Daily News". There was also criticism on Twitter: “What are you doing there, Germany?” Complained one user, while another explained that he found Schott's appearance “not right”.

“A lot of Germans have already run after that. It is quite normal to choose this emotional film music, ”added Dönsdorf. Most recently, the five-time world champions Aljona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, who started for Chemnitz, used the sounds of the composer John Williams. The two-time Olympic champion Katarina Witt also ran afterwards in 1994.

Published in the Panorama section