EZETTIE LATUASV IVAKMHA
Keeping one eye out on 2017, fast forward past break, stop before the next skate on a guy with his back to the camera, half-body shot...
First thought, “Ah, Denis Vasiliev...”
Second thought, “prob need to watch less FS...”
I actually had a similar experience a season or two ago, but didn't want to embarrass myself by telling the story. But, since you have told your story, I will now tell mine.
During one of these backstage shots that the TV directors have liked to show the past few seasons at the end of an interval, I saw this girl doing her warm up exercises. She was wearing a plain black (or maybe dark grey) track suit, so no indication of nationality from it. It was shot from behind and she didn't turn around, so you couldn't see any of her face. And there was nothing indicative from her hair.
Yet within a split second, I was able to say "Ah, that's XXXXX".
And another shot much later on where you could see her face confirmed it.