Dear lala, it seems you know ME better than your idol. Let me just give you some statistics. Before the 1998 winter Olympics, Yagudin won the 1996-97 world bronze medal, won two 1997-98 GP events while Plushenko won 2 second places, placed 2nd after Kulik in RN, won the Euro championship, placed ahead of Plushenko in all competitions they both went, he had the highest quad success rate among all the elite skaters before the 98 Olympics. The 1998 WC maybe, because Yagudin got sick in Nagano, there's no way he could get fully recovered right after one month. That's not totally insane that the Russian Fed wanted to send someone else under that circumstance. But even so, still finally they decided to send Kulik and Yagudin, Plushenko went there only as a replacement for Kulik. And the Russian Federation wanted to send Plushenko to the Olympics? Can you give me a break?