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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 ...

Russian figure skating star Plushenko announces retirement

TASS - 31 Mar 2017
MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. Russia's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko told Match TV on Friday that he was retiring. The 34-year-old figure skater earlier announced that he would go to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea's ...

Yevgeny Plushenko to coach Adelina Sotnikova

OlympicTalk (blog) - 04 Apr 2017
“We began cooperation with Adelina, however, this is all I can say at the present moment,” Plushenko said Tuesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. The news comes one day after Plushenko posted on Instagram that he planned to return to the ...

Skating at Home, Plushenko Has Already Won

New York Times - 06 Feb 2014
This was a classic Plushenko routine, long on drama, short on niceties beyond his jumping. Performing to tango music, he landed uncertainly on his triple axel, labored on his spins and, as usual, did not overly concern himself with elegant movement and ...

Figure skating - Is there a downside to quad-fest?

Reuters - 29 Mar 2017
His rival-in-chief - 2006 Turin Games champion Yevgeny Plushenko - screamed blue murder and accused the American of winning the title by "dancing rather than skating like a man". Lysacek had become the first man since 1994 to win the Olympic title ...

Yevgeny Plushenko to return to figure skating competition - 17 Apr 2015
Plushenko, 32, won Olympic silver in 2002, gold in 2006, silver in 2010 and team event gold in 2014, his last competition. He would return to a men's scene led by Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and World champion Javier Fernandez of Spain.

JSF erred in sending Uno to Asian Winter Games

The Japan Times - 28 Feb 2017
New endeavor: Three-time world champion Evgeni Plushenko of Russia announced some interesting news recently via Instagram. The 2006 Olympic gold medalist said he will start his own skating academy in Moscow in April and promised to have top-notch ...

Plushenko will miss upcoming season due to back injury

Russia Beyond the Headlines - 17 Sep 2015
Two-time Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko has picked up a new back injury and will therefore be forced to miss the upcoming season. The announcement was made on Sept. 15 by the head of the Russian Federation of Figure Skating, ...

Plushenko on withdrawing in Sochi: 'It's hard, but it's life' - 14 Feb 2014
"It's hard, but you know, it's life,'' Plushenko told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Friday. "I have (had) 12 surgeries, and of course I would like to skate in front of my audience and fans. I have a big army of my fans. It's happened. I tried my best, I ...

Russian Olympic figure skating champ has surgery in Israel

The Times of Israel - 14 Mar 2016
Plushenko's doctor Ilya Pekarsky, who performed surgery on the 33-year-old skater, said: “For the moment the figure skater's condition is satisfactory,” Pekarsky said. “He will need to wear a special collar for at least six weeks. After that he can ...

Healthy Yevgeny Plushenko open to 2016 return - 30 Dec 2015
Four-time Olympic medalist Yevgeny Plushenko said he could return to figure skating competition in 2016, namely next December's Russian Championships, according to Russian news agency TASS. Plushenko said he was feeling so healthy that he would ...

Plushenko to miss beginning of season due to acute back injury

Russia Beyond the Headlines - 26 Aug 2015
Russian figure skater and two-time Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko has told the R-Sport news agency that he will not participate in the national team's skating tests on Sept. 12-13 in Soci because of problems with his back. "I will not participate in ...

Prepare for the Olympic Whining of Figure Skater Evgeni Plushenko

The New Republic - 08 Feb 2014
Today in Sochi, veteran Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko took the ice in the team skating event. At 31, Plushenko is old for a skater, and the Russian announcers made sure to mention that, over the course of his career, he has had 13 surgeries.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator - 24 Nov 2016
Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between November 25 and December 4, including a cappella concert, a LGBTI film festival, a top show on ice, as well as a lot of world, jazz and classical music, concerts, etc. Evgeni ...

Evgeni Plushenko has a lot to learn about grace off the ice

Washington Post - 19 Feb 2010
Plushenko has a different view of what makes a man. Apparently, performing a quadruple jump is the ultimate yardstick. He said earlier this week, in what was a blatant insult to virtually all of his competitors, that without the quad, men's skating is ...

Yevgeny Plushenko set to miss entire figure skating season - 15 Sep 2015
Yevgeny Plushenko, a four-time Olympic figure skating medalist who hasn't competed since the Sochi Winter Games, needs another back surgery and will likely miss the 2015-16 season, according to Russian reports. “He has been diagnosed with a crack in ...

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