Plushenko Fan Thread - Road to Sochi

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  1. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a Plushy fan but..... WOW, what a performance! It was nice seeing him on the ice and performing like that.
  2. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Plushy did a 4-3-2 in practice

    http://sochi2014.rsport.ru/sochi2014_figure/20140208/721821600.html
    Plushenko became the first skater to have fulfilled cascade "4-3-2", it was in 1999.

    On Saturday morning training Plushenko also performed all the basic elements of the jump, including a cascade triple axel - triple toe loop, at the end he skated his long program layout.
  3. Vash01

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    I hope he has the stamina to skate the entire LP clean.
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    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews 3h

    FS "Best of Plushenko" - planned elements. 4T+3T, 4T , 3A, 3Lo, FCSp, StSq, 3A+2T, 3Lz, 3S, 2A+2A+SEQ, CSSp, ChSq, CCoSp #Sochi2014

    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews 2h

    Zhenya @EvgeniPlushenko - just do your BEST and everything will be good! We love you and believe in you! <3 UDACHI !https://twitter.com/PlushenkoNews/status/432462140562079744/photo/1

    Mariangela Vacca &#8207;@MariangelaVcc 1h

    Russian people! I'm chanting with you: &#65533;&#65533;"Zhe-nya, Zhe-nya, Zhe-nya"&#65533;&#65533; &#65533;&#65533;&#65533;&#65533; Go Plushy, Go! &#10084;&#65039; @EvgeniPlushenko #Sochi2014 https://twitter.com/MariangelaVcc/status/432480902011449345/photo/1

    + Lilyshenka + &#8207;@Lily_shenka

    &#21475;&#20803;&#12384;&#12369;&#20284;&#12390;&#12427;&#65367; https://twitter.com/Lily_shenka/status/432117574570999808/photo/1 https://twitter.com/Lily_shenka/status/432424433815277568/photo/1

    &#1063;&#1080;&#1093;&#1080;&#1088;&#1086; @ prince &#1046;&#1077;&#1085;&#1103; &#8207;@chihiRomangaart

    My HERO!!!!Evgeni Plushenko https://twitter.com/chihiRomangaart/status/431666550307692545/photo/1

    Sigrid &#8207;@mirrorhands Feb 6

    Can we talk about this Judge? Can we be besties? https://twitter.com/mirrorhands/status/431509871142256641/photo/1

    consuelo valoppi &#8207;@lelo546 23h

    here's entries and schedule: http://www.isuresults.com/results/owg2014/ where we can see a judge gave plush 4.50 for TR. Maybe Sissy Kirck?


    http://wintergames.ap.org/columbian/article/russia-verge-gold-1st-olympic-team-event Russia on verge of gold in 1st Olympic team event

    This is so funny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXncNOaAdXk&feature=youtu.be the russian radio reporters are singing a supporter song for Zhenya!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seEPCc0KbAg Russian team..
  5. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    He really doesn't need two quads for this... why Plushy why? Just skate clean!
  6. tchaikovsky_177

    tchaikovsky_177 New Member

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    So amazingly athletic! I'm just blown away by this guy.
  7. museksk8r

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    I love Evgeni Plushenko! He is such a charismatic personality. What an amazing athlete and competitor! All my respect and admiration to him! What he is doing is phenomenal! I will be happy if he medals in the individual event. :) :cheer2:
  8. liv

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    He is a legend in Russia and I'm glad he skated so well in the short and was ok in the long. He deserved the standing ovation and cheering that was given for all his years and accomplishments for Russia. That was a great moment for him. there is nothing like doiing well on home soil.
  9. Vash01

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    He doubled a couple of jumps late in the program. That worries me. He said he felt pain in the back but plans to skate the individual event. I hope he does. In the meantime congrats on the Team OGM Plushy! You were a big part of this.
  10. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Four Olympic medals. :)

    This was my dream - to see him come back and lead his teammates to the gold medal. I almost don't want him to do the individual because this is the storybook ending. This makes up for the suckiness of Vancouver. Well not really but it is great. :)

    For those that don't get NBCSN, there were some nice moments:

    -Tara & Johnny said in practice Plushy went up to Jason Brown and told him he likes his skating. Jason shrieked and was like - NO, I love YOUR skating! :D Jason and Yuzuru both watched Plush at the Olympics as children and are very inspired by him.

    -Andrea Joyce interviewed Plush and he said he was happy he did the quad and two axels. She asked what he thought about his doubters who didn't believe he would be here, and he smiled and said "Thank you very much! I love them!" :lol:

    -They reported he has been joking about staying for 2018.

    -There was a segment about Maria Sharapova at Russia house. She said he is a huge star in Russia. They showed her watching his SP and when he just made the axel, she was all "he didn't put his foot down, right!?" :lol: She's a true skating fan! And gave him a standing O at the end.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/s...rst-gold-in-sochi-in-team-figure-skating.html

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  11. lala

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    Yes, he did mistakes. :(
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    Thank you Cherub for your post :)
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    The BBC commentators I was listening to seemed to think the doubles instead of triples were due to a momentary loss of concentration rather than a physical problem, tiredness etc. They mentioned he seemed tense at the beginning but also said that he seemed strong and didn't think he lost power in the second half of the LP. Great Plushy! you've gone down in history.

    If it's true, I love that fact that he complimented Jason brown. I think he'll be there on Thursday.
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    Kudos to Plushy and what he has does in his Sochi journey, however it turns out. Gotta respect the guy for daring to compete with 18 year olds, my goodness. I've never been a fan of his skating but he's truly, one of a kind!
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    Just finished watching the male team event. Plushenko was super.
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    Great accomplishment and skating 3/5 layout which I think was responsible for doubles along with some back pain. I got skeptical and posted a joke road ends sign but he's so superior to what he did at Russian nationals fs! Maybe trying for second quad was too much that day.
  17. Vash01

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    When Plushenko won his first world medal (bronze in 1998), Julia Lipnitskaya wasn't even born. Hanyu and Jason Brown were 3 year olds, and probably not even skating yet (or may have just started skating as toddlers). This speaks volumes about not only his longevity, but his strong determination to continue to compete. Bravo Zhenya! You are a part of figure skating history.
  18. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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  19. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Damn... that is so :respec: for both of them!
  20. lulu

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    Congrats to Evgeni! :cheer:
  21. immoimeme

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    Nobody sells a program like Plushenko. Nobody. I was so glad I got to see that and so wished I could have been there. What a grrrreat moment from a skater I always knew would make history. So happy for him, so very VERY happy. Whee!! :-D
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    Nick McCarvel &#8207;@NickMcCarvel 22h

    Visibly limping in the mixed zone, #Plushenko says, "I skated for my kids, my wife, my country." Looking forward to day off tmrw

    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews 6h

    RT @IRodnina: @EvgeniPlushenko Thank you for your courage, fortitude and convincing VICTORY!!https://twitter.com/IRodnina/status/432553910189166592


    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews 7h

    Figure Skating: Faultless Plushenko Sets Russia Hurtling Toward Team Gold: http://en.rsport.ru/olympics/20140209/722502415.html


    @EvgeniPlushenko @PlushenkoNews Nureyev on ice!! What an artist. What a performer. What a total sportsman. 31 years young! London loves you!

    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews 6h

    Like Sinatra, Plushenko doing it his way http://shar.es/QA1bx

    andrea joyce &#8207;@andijoyce

    Great entertainment on and off the ice @EvgeniPlushenko @NBCOlympics @Sochi2014 pic.twitter.com/JesHpQXfkE

    AsiaOne &#8207;@sphasiaone 6h

    Sochi Winter Olympics: Plushenko's spark of genius ignites Russia http://fb.me/2Rke6ERkC


    Skating Fansclub &#8207;@SkatingFansclub 5h

    Russia still a figure skating power under Evgeni Plushenko - Boston Globe http://dlvr.it/4v3F5b


    Daisuke Takahashi was moved by @EvgeniPlushenko. "Evgeni was skating from the heart. I should be like that, too."http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG2B5G71G2BUTQP135.html

    Scott Hamilton @ScottHamilton84 15h
    An incredible night of skating. @EvgeniPlushenko was amazing. Olympic Skating delivering history!

    Todd Eldredge @toddeldredge 20h
    So impressed by @EvgeniPlushenko still skating & competitive after so many years. &#8234;#&#8206;legend&#8236; & incredible inspiration for all Russian skaters!

    Elvis Stojko @Therealestojko 20h
    @toddeldredge @EvgeniPlushenko I agree my friend. An inspiration to skaters everywhere!

    Tom Zakrajsek @CoachTomZ 18h
    @SkatingLesson Aka "hero points" U still have 2 admire Plushenko. He is the male Dara Tores of figure skating.

    Misha Ge @Sk8Prince 16h
    The person who said possible to impossible. Unbelievable & Unstoppable : Evgeni Plushenko &#8234;#&#8206;OneAndOnly&#8236;

    Kiira Korpi Official @kiirakorpi_fi 17h
    Congrats to all Olympic medalists at the new figure skating &#8234;#&#8206;teamevent&#8236;! Gotta admit that nobody could beat Plushenko's charisma on the ice.

    Lu @Diva_Ludmi 18h
    Omg the latinoamerican commentator when they give plush the flowers:"I'm going to stand up. Who can resist and not stand up to Plushenko?"
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  23. lala

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  24. Vash01

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    Lala, are you at the Olympics?

    Thanks for all the updates. I loved the tweets from so many skaters.
  25. Vash01

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    What did you all think of Plushy's LP music? When I first heard he was going to skate 'The Best of Plushenko' I thought this could be disjointed and not work. After watching his performance on Sunday, I thought it worked very well when he skated to music from The Godfather, Njinski(opening with Scheherzade), Tosca. I am forgetting the last one. IIRC Saint Petersburg 300 was not included (why?). It made me almost nostalgic for those great performances.
  26. lala

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    I like it. Godfather, Nijinsky,Tosca, Tango Amor, and Adagio..I think, Edvin did a great job.. No I'm not in Sochi...:(((((((
  27. crs

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    The last truly great competitor the sport has/will ever see. FABULOUS CHAMPION,A TRUE LEGEND.
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  28. leesaleesa

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    I think you're right about that. What a thrill to see him skate so well and get his second Olympic gold.
  29. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    medal ceremony: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1bpxhd_team-mc-3_sport

    Yes, I'm sure Yana was the motivation for Plushy..and he would be atwo-time medalist without Yana..

    I don't like too much that article..funny, but rude at the same time..
  31. Vash01

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    I first saw him skate live in Vancouver at the 2001 Worlds and I became an instant fan. I saw him skate live many times with COI and also at the 2002 Olympics. He has a presence on the ice like no one else. I am so happy that he is still skating!
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    bit.ly/1dcZaaU pic.twitter.com/E6Isl8dPTh https://twitter.com/dust_man/status/432934629553631233/photo/1

    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews Feb 11

    RT @yanarudkovskaya: Zhenya after the ceremony, this guys were waiting him for a picture! ... http://instagram.com/p/kRH5lTFSM_/

    Lynn Rutherford &#8207;@LynnRutherford Feb 11

    Plushenko scheduled 2 "practice" soon. @jeremyabbottpcf on him:"He doesn't need to pound away, he does a quad in blink of an eye"#Sochi2014

    Plushy & Yulia http://cs424521.vk.me/v424521698/6757/10-tyg5X-ys.jpg

    Elvis Stojko &#8207;@Therealestojko Feb 11

    For the Plushy Fans, from a show we did last year in Torino. Crazy footwork. @Sochi2014 @YahooSports #GoCanadaGo https://twitter.com/Therealestojko/status/433166781188808704/photo/1


    Michelle Kwan &#8207;@MichelleWKwan 11h

    How do Olympic Champs relax before competing? A little futbol! https://twitter.com/MichelleWKwan/status/433546830610055169/photo/1

    consuelo valoppi &#8207;@lelo546 Feb 10

    Evgeni Plushenko : PLUSHENKO SCRIVE LA STORIA !! http://evgeniplushenkoitalia.blogspot.hu/2014/02/plushenko-scrive-la-storia.html?spref=tw

    Valentin Yudashkin &#8207;@vYudashkin 17h

    &#1044;&#1086;&#1073;&#1088;&#1086;&#1077; &#1091;&#1090;&#1088;&#1086; !!!!!&#65533;&#65533;&#65533;&#65533;&#9996;&#65039; https://twitter.com/vYudashkin/status/433457749029306368/photo/1 Yudashkin is the famous designer , and openly gay, Plushy's friend. He travelled Sochi because of him.

    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews Feb 11

    RT @yanarudkovskaya: W/ 2 sports legends! 8 Olympic medals - 5 gold & 3 silvers! Vladislav Tretiak &Eveni http://instagram.com/p/kPXWWUlSFv/#

    Lynn Rutherford &#8207;@LynnRutherford 13h

    .@EvgeniPlushenko Practice: 2 falls on 3A & 4T, but hit both jumps other times. No run-thru, worked a bit on closing combo spin

    Lynn Rutherford &#8207;@LynnRutherford 55m

    Late with this "news," but Plushenko did not attend his evening practice today.

    Evan Lysacek &#8207;@EvanLysacek 13h

    Plushenko having rough practice. 4T looks &#65533;&#65533; 3axel giving him trouble. Have never seen him fall so much. Worried bout his back. Careful Plush

    Elvis Stojko &#8207;@Therealestojko 14h

    @EvgeniPlushenko looking good!

    Elvis Stojko &#8207;@Therealestojko 14h

    Catching up with Plushy at practice. @YahooSports @CBCOlympics #FS #wearewinter @Sochi2014 https://twitter.com/Therealestojko/status/433500813177421824/photo/1


    Nick McCarvel &#8207;@NickMcCarvel
    Off-ice practice for Yevgeny #Plushenko, who looks all-in for tonight and is scheduled to skate 7th #Sochi2014 https://twitter.com/NickMcCarvel/status/433500258933678081

    Plushenko did a cascade of "4-3-3" before the performance in the individual tournament Olympics
    http://sochi2014.rsport.ru/sochi2014_figure/20140212/723766394.html


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMIErbpN_ys Evgeni Plushenko- Pony bomb routine..:D


    Edvin Marton https://www.facebook.com/edvin.marton

    Today I travel to Sochi because Evgeni Plushenko's big performance will be tomorrow. I'm so excited, see you there! :) #sochi2014 #travel #airport
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  33. Vash01

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    This worries me. Is his back bothering him? I hope he can skate tomorrow (and day after too)
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    Hope he holds up and makes it through the SP and LP. Don't think he can contend with Chan or Hanyu but could be a good battle for bronze with Fernandez, Machida, Reynolds and dark horses Ten and Takahashi. He's already beaten Machida and Reynolds in the team event and looks a lot better than Takahashi or Ten have looked this year. Anything can happen with Plushenko on the ice! Can't wait to see it play out.
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    Ten has not skated well this whole season. Takahashi is injured. Reynolds and Machida have the jumps but not the performance. If Plushy skates well, he can challenge them for the bronze. Fernandez would be tough to beat; he has the jumps, the performance, and Orser as his coach. :)

    ETA: You cannot ignore Han Yan. He is a wonderful young skater.
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    It will be very tough for Plushy! I'll be sending him all my support during the competition. Hanyu, Javi and Chan are very strong. Only if Evgeni is clean and they bomb big time, Plushy has a chance to medal.
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    Yes Plushy needs many supports..:cheer:


    Wild-card Plushenko emerges as another threat to Chan&#8217;s golden dreams
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...hreat-to-chans-golden-dreams/article16845352/

    Evgeni Pluschenko's Olympic formula
    http://www.healthylivingmagazine.us/Articles/398/



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tswOmw6vqhI two days and 874 000 viewers...
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  39. Kabooke

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    So heartbreaking! :(
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    He helped Russia bring home gold and that's how I'll remember him. :respec: