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Plushenko's Withdrawal Stirs a Backlash

New York Times - 13 Feb 2014
MOSCOW — The crowd at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi went silent when Evgeni Plushenko stumbled with the back injury that ended his figure skating career on Thursday. But the stunned silence that followed his withdrawal from the men's short ...

Artistry versus athleticism at the 2018 Olympic Games

The Tide (press release) (blog) - 18 May 2018
Considered to be the most difficult maneuver in the sport, Plushenko claimed that without the move, Lysacek's program was simply “dancing.” In this contest, artistry was favored over skill and Lysacek's performance over Plushenko's athletic advantage.

Yevgeny Plushenko rules out Olympic comeback, retires

OlympicTalk (blog) - 31 Mar 2017
Plushenko returned after three seasons off, largely due to knee injuries and surgeries, for the 2010 Olympic season. He won the short program in Vancouver but was surpassed by American Evan Lysacek in the free skate and had to take silver, beaten by a ...

Evolution of figure skating's quad jump

WTVA - 15 Feb 2018
2002: Russians Alexei Yagudin and Yevgeni Plushenko feature quad jumps in combination with triples (jumps completed in succession) to win gold and silver, respectively. Bronze medalist Timothy Goebel from the US becomes the first skater to land three ...

Meet the countries fighting for a figure skating team medal

WFLA - 07 Feb 2018
In Sochi, Russia's lineup included nearly all of the skaters they brought to the Olympics. They used three-time Olympic medalist Yevgeny Plushenko to skate the men's short program and free skate; Plushenko earned his fourth medal via the team event. On ...

Evgeni Plushenko abruptly withdraws from men's competition

USA TODAY - 13 Feb 2014
Though Plushenko has a huge following, his withdrawal is sure to raise some eyebrows. Russia had only one men's spot in Sochi, and Plushenko finished second to Maxim Kovtun at the national championships. But Russian officials opted to send Plushenko ...

Five myths about figure skating

Chicago Daily Herald - 09 Feb 2018
Another Olympics is here, and it's time for that American ritual: becoming an armchair expert in sports you haven't watched in four years. Figure skating is one of the most popular and misunderstood events at the Winter Games. Here are five persistent ...

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