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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 ...

Figure-skating legend hails Russia's World Cup heroics

FourFourTwo Australia - 09 Jul 2018
We could've done with even more reasons to rejoice, but the Russian national team did well anyway," Plushenko told journalists. Dzyuba, who was playing at his first World Cup, could not hold back his tears during a flash interview minutes after Russia ...

Hanyu set for Helsinki, Cup of Russia

The Japan Times - 10 Jul 2018
Currently he is tied with Russian legend Evgeni Plushenko with four. Hanyu's run of four straight victories in the prestigious event ended last season after he was hurt in practice ahead of the NHK Trophy in Osaka and was unable to compete for nearly ...

Hanyu will defend Olympic title in Pyeongchang: Plushenko

Kyodo News Plus - 01 Nov 2017
Four-time Olympic medalist Evgeni Plushenko said that Japan's Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will defend his men's figure skating title at February's Pyeongchang Games, NBC Sports has reported. "He (Hanyu) needs three quadruples. Maybe two ...

Figure skating debate rages between artistry, amplitude

USA TODAY - 25 Jan 2018
Evgeni Plushenko of Russia landed quadruple jumps, the toughest in figure skating, in combination with a triple toe loop in both his short and long programs. But despite leading after the short program, Plushenko was beaten out by his American rival ...

Yevgeny Plushenko rules out Olympic comeback, retires

OlympicTalk (blog) - 31 Mar 2017
“As for me, I won't go [to the 2018 Olympics] as an athlete,” Plushenko said on Russian TV on Friday, according to a Russian news agency TASS translation. “I have wrapped up my skating career. I'm opening my own academy where I will work as a coach.

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 ...

Magical skates, musical scales

Budapest Times - 12 Mar 2018
Russian ice-skater Evgeni Plushenko and violinist Edvin Marton combine for an exciting show that will visit Budapest in April. Plushenko is a Russian figure skater who has won multiple medals: four at the Olympics (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko rules out Olympic comeback

USA TODAY - 31 Mar 2017
MOSCOW (AP) — Two-time Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko has ruled out a comeback for next year's Pyeongchang Games. Plushenko, who won individual gold in 2006 and team gold with Russia in 2014, hasn't competed in three years ...

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