Plushenko Fan Thread - Road to Sochi

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Cherub721, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Moxie

    Moxie New Member

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    I don't doubt his willpower at all, but I do doubt that he made anything more than a tongue-in-cheek remark and one reporter deliberately twisted his words to make a story. It certainly wouldn't be the first time... example: Russian Nats 2014.
  2. Enero

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    Yeah I can't see him trying to make a go of it in 2018. I think one of the main reasons why he came back this time was because the Games are in Russia and he didn't want to miss an opportunity to skate at an Olympics in his home country.
  3. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I would never count him out of anything. :lol: Didn't he say he wanted to try to go to the Olympics in another sport? It doesn't have to be in skating.

    This article was really good! Probably the best American interview with him I've ever read. With a name like "healthy living" I expected it to be fluff. I would love to see him build a school and carry on Mishin's legacy.
  4. Enero

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    ^ Great interview. Thanks for posting. I agree. It's probably one of the best I've seen in US media. He did a video interview a few years ago before the 2010 Olympics with American media that's pretty good as well.

    What I found most interesting about this interview is that he has no interest in changing the world or in this case Russia's views on many things. Of course people will criticize him for this, but I find it kind of refreshing. Just because he has rock star status in Russia doesn't mean he should take up the political issues the country is deal with. Furthermore, I suspect his reluctance to get involved is also about keeping his head down and not inviting any unwanted unpleasantness in his and his family's lives.
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    He was in politics before which did not end very well. He was disappointed that he could not do a lot so probably decided that is not his thing. I think I read somewhere that he had two proposals when he was still a member of legit something for St.Petersburg: one is about building more sports facilities for children; the other is about giving free public transport pass to women of certain status (pregnant or something? I forgot). None of them got supported in the parliament. We could see from these two proposals he is a man very concerned about the practical things instead of big projects which would certainly gain more attention.

    It is nice for him to stay outside politics since he is just to straight forward about things and sometimes short tempered... With his vast experiences as a sportsman, he could really do a lot of things in Sports for sure and be happy.
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  7. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Best wishes to Evgeni for a successful surgery and a full recovery, so he can skate again, not necessarily in competitions
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    Today Plushy will be on closing ceremony..


    Plushy's tweet:
    Evgeni Plushenko ‏@EvgeniPlushenko Feb 20

    Mao - you was great, special thanks for Axel 3,5! You're real fighter!!

    This message received more than 42.000 retweets!!! OMG! :) The japaneses adore Plushy, they made a God from him.. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqKmVumc0b4 Plushy gives advices to Yuzuru.
    ""Dear, Yuzuru, today, you're the champion, more over your are the top athlet in the world. Not only in Olympic Sochi, from now on, I want you to take more medal. Your talent has been confirmed, you have what others dont. But, the most important thing is your health, it's my wish. NOW I'M YOUR FAN. Thank you."


    japanese interview with Plushy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUIg4W4hn0c

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPDVwZdPJjk&feature=youtu.be&t=36m50s
    Yuliya Lipnitskaya about Plushenko:
    "I want to thank him a lot, without him, we hardly would have won gold in the team event. He did everything what he could, he won first place and thanks to him, Russia has won the first place.
    My respect for him, Zhenya's a great guy. So many years of skating, so many the gold medals and another at the Olympics, for our country ...
    I believe that to him is the most sorry, because he not could to skate on the individual competition, and especially how performed other men. With his good performance, I'm sure Zhenya could win first place ... pity."


    http://www.1tv.ru/news/sport/252755
    In early March, Evgeni Plushenko will have a new operation

    News which concerns Evgeni Plushenko, who won gold in Sochi in the team tournament, but due to back pain, he was unable to continue the fight in the individual competition and was placed in one of the Israeli hospitals. And as it became known, while on the ice, after athlete's jumping the broked the screw that supports the artificial intervertebral disc. In early March, Plushenko will have a new operation.

    He barely noticeable limp, but on painkillers goes fast corridor clinic. Just from the doctor's office. Where it became clear that during warm-up before the short program's single skating in Sochi, in front of the eyes of whole world Evgeni Plushenko unsuccessfully completes triple axel and his face distorted grimace in pain at that moment when in his spine broken screw. One of the four, which kept polymer - artificial intervertebral disc that was implanted athlete during last year's operation.

    "This information just killed me today. I felt that something had happened, but did not feel it could come to this, that I could not walk, I could be paralyzed," - says Evgeni Plushenko.

    This decision - to withdraw from the competition - it is not only important in his career, but in life. Because each next jump could be the last.

    "I was afraid that when I land a jump will pop out the construction - the four screws and vertebral disc", - says Evgeni Plushenko.

    "This one whole screw, it is broken. He did not move, he just broke, for now, nothing has departed" - said doctor Ilya Pekarski.

    "See, screw was broked and moved. And fortunately for Evgeni that it stopped. If it was going on, it would have entered into the spinal cord. He could go from there with wheelchair. This could lead to his disability," - said the director of the medical center Igor Piatigorsky.

    One step away from a spinal fracture. Postoperative pains in the back, Plushenko felt from last spring when he began preparations for the Olympics, and they never stopped. And now they are only intensified.

    "Yes, I can walk, I can move, I can squat, sleep, lying - everything is fine, but I have exacerbated pains. And because of this need to do something", - says Evgeny Plushenko.

    Olympic champion will pass a comprehensive examination of the entire musculoskeletal system. Doctors emphasize that maybe not only the broken super-durable screw cause pains, but they are maybe also a consequence of other injuries.

    Whatever is the strategy for the forthcoming treatment, there is no doubt that this year, here in the medical center in the north of Tel Aviv, Evgeni Plushenko will come, more than once. One of the main reasons for the new skater injury doctors call his forced preparation before the Sochi Olympics, and this time doctors do not recommended him to go out on the ice too early.

    To remove a broken screw, Plushenko need a second a complicated operation on his back in two years.

    "In order to remove it, there is necessary to remove a part of the vertebra, and it adds, of course, the patient's pain and complexity of my work. Bone, which will be removed, I do not throw it, I will put it in place," - said Ilya Pekarski doctor.

    Recovery time - at least six months. Therefore, already transferred Plushenko's tour to the fall is in jeopardy. However, skater says now - it's the last thing he cares about.

    Evgeni Plushenko: "I chose this way - to prove that I'm the best, that my the country is best. But, of course, now I do not want anything, neither to skate, nor any other things to do. I want first to pass all medical surveys, and only then I will decide what to do."

    Now only thanks to the fans who have been waiting for him, but did not saw his skating in Sochi in individual tournament.

    Evgeni Plushenko: "People, thank you very much. Sincere bow, we will continue on."

    But such will be this continuation? Doctors cautiously predict that if the recovery is successful, and the pain will disappear, only then the question of returning to the ice for Evgeni Plushenko will again be relevant. But now follows the operation, the 2nd of March.


    Some opinions on Plush:

    http://izvestia.ru/news/566260
    Chan:
    - Plushenko earned the right to this unique holiday. He did his job well in the command start. Plushenko without Russia would be difficult to create such a significant lead over the competition. He played a major role in your victory.
    For me it was a great honor to speak with Plushenko on the same ice. Now I want to wish him good health ..
    Plushenko changed figure skating, raised it to a new level. I will say more : he is a legend of figure skating ..
    Plushenko is to be commended . Remember how great the audience supported him during his speech . How love him ..

    Jason Brown : " Just know that Plushenko wanted to perform " http://www.sport-express.ru/olympic14/figureskating/news/669252/
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    Sochi Olympics bronze medalist in team competitions Jason Brown spoke with Evgeni Plushenko a few days before his refusal to participate in the single competitions of the 2014 Games . As the American, Plushenko was set to speak.

    - Recently I talked with Plushenko and I saw the fire in his eyes - leads Olympic news service word Brown. - I understand how he feels bad . I regret that he could not speak in the tournament because know exactly how much he wanted. I admire him so. He is the award-winning figure skater, and I hope he gets better soon .

    http://itar-tass.com/sport/971659
    Denis Ten: Plushenko should have been given a medal just because he participated in the Olympics...

    http://www.championat.com/olympic14...by-ne-spina-pljushhenko-vyigral-by-medal.html
    American skater Weir : if not back, Plushenko would have won a medal
    February 20, 2014 , Thursday. 22:12
    American figure skater Johnny Weir , who works as a television commentator , believes that Plushenko would have won a medal in the individual tournament at the Olympic Games in Sochi, if not for back problems.

    " Eugene - my friend , he always supported me in the competition , he's a good person . If the problem did not prevent him to go out on the ice , he would have won a medal . I was very glad to see him in the team tournament - he rode like a god " , - quotes Weir ITAR-TASS.

    Sacha Cohen : Plushenko - this gift to the world of figure skating http://www.championat.com/olympic14...o---jeto-podarok-miru-figurnogo-katanija.html
    February 14, 2014 , Friday. 12:05
    American figure skater Sasha Cohen , who won silver at the Olympics in Turin , regretted the injury Russians Evgeni Plushenko . Two-time Olympic champion because of a back injury starred with personal tournament at the Games in Sochi.

    "We developed a terrific Plushenko career, he is a true gift skating . He has won four Olympic medals and inspired many athletes and people . Always hard to watch , as a colleague struggling with injuries ," - wrote Cohen in " tweet ."

    Jeremy Abbott:http://touch.sport.mail.ru/sochi/news/16948651/
    American figure skater Jeremy Abbott expressed respect Evgeni Plushenko, who withdrew from the tournament singles at the Olympics in Sochi because of a back injury.

    28-year-old Plushenko Abbott thanked for his contribution to the sport.

    - Behind him four Olympic Games and four Olympic medals - leads Olympic news service words Abbott. - It says a lot about his career. Thank Evgeni Plushenko for his contribution to the sport. It is a pity that he did not perform in competitions. Nevertheless, it remains the best in the business.



    (Elena Ilinykh) "@Shindlerlist: With great athlete and the pride of our country! Zhenya, thank you!http://instagram.com/p/kkF-loKBvi/#

    Nikita Katsalapov : " We do not agree with what they say about Plushenko " : Russian figure skater Nikita Katsalapov , http://www.sports.ru/others/figure-skating/157929260.html

    Alena Leonova: Zhenya done. He brought 19 points in the team tournament - it's great. Plushenko hero, he's a real fighter and fought to the very end. http://www.gazeta.ru/sochi2014/2014/02/17/a_5912289.shtml

    http://www.sovsport.ru/sochi/texts/text-item/686158
    The famous coach Igor Shpilband : I do not understand why Russia is now etched Plushenko. Personally, I admire

    Yuzu「The reason why I respect @EvgeniPlushenko,he continues to win. I hope to know such a real meaning of "1st place"

    Also Yuzuru Hanyu, "I've gotten many excitement by @EvgeniPlushenko,I want to tell the feeling of gratitude to him."

    Yuzuru Hanyu " I want to become a strong player like @EvgeniPlushenko "(Feb.15 at the conference )

    Michael Weiss ‏@MichaelWeiss2 Feb 13

    #littlecaredaboutfactrightnow - Plushenko's short from team event would be comfortably in 3rd right now...
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  10. Enero

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    Aw Plushy did a shout out to Mao. I thought about him when she was skating because I know that they are friends and that he admires her very much. It's great to see him supporting her.

    I don't like hearing that he has to have surgery again, but I know it must be done. I hope it goes well and that he has a full recovery with minimal or no pain moving forward. I also hope that he'll be able to resume skating - exhibitions only please. Don't want him to re- injure himself by competing again.
  11. Vash01

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    To be honest, I am so worried about him that I think he should not do any jumps at all. Just enjoy the rest of his life with his family. This back situation sounds very serious.
  12. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Mao Asada's official press conference before SP "My respected persons are Midori Ito and @EvgeniPlushenko."(Feb.17th) http://
  14. Enero

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    I kind of agree. From what I understand he got back on the ice pretty quickly after his surgery last year, no doubt so that he could start training for Sochi. This time there won't be a Sochi to train for, so hopefully he'll follow the doctor's orders and allow himself the time recommended to heal before he even attempts to start skating again.

    Cherub - Plushy's son is so cute. He must've gone back to St. Petersburg after he withdrew. Surely he didn't bring all his previous Olympic medals to Sochi. Lol.
  15. coppertop1

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    I hope he can continue to skate after his surgery. It's sad that his body is letting him down. I highly doubt he was serious abut 2018, with his injuries and he'll be 35, seems unlikely. Better he retires for good now as a legend. He had two successful comebacks (2010 and Team Event 2014), hes' done it all. He has nothing to prove. He'll always be a legend. Nice to see him during the closing ceremonies.
  16. NadineWhite

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    It's always a joy to read this thread. :) Love the pic of Zhenya's son, the words Mao had about Evgeni (his support of her as well), and everybody's comments, especially coppertop1's post, ITA. :saint:

    It'll be so sad when it's all over, but I know & suspect he will be mentioned in the future just as Michelle Kwan's name has been and will continue to be. :hat1:
  17. Enero

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    I know you posted this a couple of years ago, but thanks for posting. I just started the book today, and find it to be a fascinating read. So interesting learning how he started skating and what he was thinking after his Olympic win in 2006. Thanks for translating to English.
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    this channel has many Plushy's videos, montages. http://www.youtube.com/user/Plumi530

    She made the Japanese Plushenko news videos. Some of them are really funny and interesting. For me this is the most entertaining:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7W9PDluwZ8
    Look at Hanyu's face!!! :lol: :lol: he admires Plushy soooooooo much!

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    some intersting American !!!!!!!!!! videos and blog on Plush

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxjG5pGGVkI Good Luck, Evgeni Plushenko, with your surgery and her blog

    http://dreamypoproyalty.wordpress.c...and-prayers-for-evgeni-plushenko-pre-surgery/ My thoughts and prayers for Evgeni Plushenko, pre-surgery

    http://dreamypoproyalty.wordpress.c...-figure-skating-and-more-on-evgeni-plushenko/ Women’s Olympic Figure Skating and More on Evgeni Plushenko

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuBMCvN1Ppc Well done Evgeni Plushenko and her blog http://thefreedombulletin.com/2014/02/a-tribute-to-evgeni-plushenko/ A tribute to Evgeni Plushenko

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    http://ht.ly/2E84jR Winter Olympics 2014: Memorable Moments from Sochi

    http://rt.com/news/olympic-games-sochi-heroes-366/ True Olympic Heroes that we'll definitely remember from Sochi 2014 Games

    http://rt.com/news/sochi-iconic-images-olympics-369/Iconic images of Sochi 2014: How we'll remember the XXII Winter Olympics

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    interview of @KurtBrowning for russian TV - about Plushenko from 3:55" https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=728940563794019&set=vb.658290520859024&type=2&theater

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    Evgeni Plushenko tomorow going on medical examination and operation in Israel: http://www.microsofttranslator.com/...p://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/15949.html :(
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    Plushy arriwed in Israel today. Good luck Plushy!

    Helena Chmielewska ‏@hmelevskaja2012 1h

    @EvgeniPlushenko МЫ ВСЕ ТЕБЯ ОЧЕНЬ ЛЮБИМ И ЖДЕМ :) ВЫЗДОРАВЛИВАЙ СКОРЕЙ:) МЫ ВСЕГДА С ТОБОЙ :* #Plushenko #Плющенко https://twitter.com/hmelevskaja2012/status/439871667226300416/photo/1

    Mariangela Vacca ‏@MariangelaVcc 2h

    @EvgeniPlushenko ❤️Женя! Мы с тобой! ❤️Zhenya, we are with you! ❤️Zhenya, siamo con te! ���� https://twitter.com/MariangelaVcc/status/439866069302673408/photo/1

    Sochitis ‏@zavetnoy_kukly 1h

    Take care & look after you @EvgeniPlushenko I will be anxiously awaiting your tour dates #SuperStar #Hero #Idol #OlympicChampion

    Masha ‏@marykaram96 1h

    @EvgeniPlushenko Удачи ! Мы с тобой =) Помни это :3


    ちぃこ@抜け殻 ‏@xxxchipluxxx 1h
    @EvgeniPlushenko Zhenya, good luck�� God bless you✨✨✨

    Elenia de Feo ‏@lil_kutylovebee Feb 28

    Nothing will be the same without @EvgeniPlushenko

    MARIANA TORRES PÉREZ ‏@GUIONISMO Feb 28

    En honor a la larga carrera deportiva de Evgeni Plushenko.

    dustman ‏@dust_man 15h

    @EvgeniPlushenko Zhenya, have a safe trip. Hoping everything goes well. I pray from japan!


    lala630312 ‏@lala630312 15h

    @EvgeniPlushenko Good luck! You take care of yourself!!! Your fans are with you in every moments of your recovery!! You don't forget it!!!

    美濃姫 ‏@detectorrose 14h

    @EvgeniPlushenko Женя, мы с тобой!

    оксана переяславева ‏@pereyaslavtseva 14h

    @EvgeniPlushenko Женя мы с тобой!!!Желаю только Здоровья!Что бы все удачно прошло.

    Alessandro Zanzarone ‏@AZanzarone 14h

    Святый великомучениче и целебниче Пантелеимоне, моли Бога о Евгении @EvgeniPlushenko https://twitter.com/AZanzarone/status/439676629011283968/photo/1

    Alessandro Zanzarone ‏@AZanzarone 13h

    Spirito del Signore,Spirito di Dio,Padre,Figlio e Spirito Santo,santissima Trinità,Vergine Immacolata,angeli scendete su di @EvgeniPlushenko

    Monica Silimbani ‏@MonicaSily 13h

    @EvgeniPlushenko So much courage once again, everything will be fine, take care of yourself. Your fans want you to be happy and healthy <3

    Helena Chmielewska &#8207;@hmelevskaja2012 10h

    @EvgeniPlushenko &#1058;&#1099; - &#1089;&#1086;&#1083;&#1085;&#1094;&#1077;, &#1090;&#1099; - &#1079;&#1074;&#1105;&#1079;&#1076;&#1099;. &#1058;&#1099;, &#1090;&#1099;, &#1090;&#1099; &#1090;&#1086;&#1095;&#1085;&#1086; &#1085;&#1077; &#1047;&#1077;&#1084;&#1083;&#1103;! #&#1055;&#1083;&#1102;&#1097;&#1077;&#1085;&#1082;&#1086; #Plushenko https://twitter.com/hmelevskaja2012/status/439736633173479424/photo/1

    Mons Ramirezz &#8207;@MonsRamirezz 6h

    My best wishes for you @EvgeniPlushenko !! ... Everything is gonna be ok, god bless you &#65533;&#65533;&#65533;&#65533; https://twitter.com/MonsRamirezz/status/439788290737065984/photo/1

    sylvia_ch &#8207;@sylvia_ch 11h

    @EvgeniPlushenko My best wishes for a successful surgery tomorrow! Take your time to heal properly + completely. I'll be thinking of you. &#10084;&#65039;


    Gabbi Rodriguez &#8207;@MusicMyWeapon 15h

    @EvgeniPlushenko Supporting you! I hope you're as well as can be. I hope you see this http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s0o63f :

    @EvgeniPlushenko This is long, but it would mean a lot to me if you saw it. I'm a big fan, my whole family loves you. I know this must be a difficult time for you in some aspects. Anyway, I was thinking about some of the controversy and wrote this about it. I wanted to share it with you. "I hate hearing about all of these negative comments towards Plushenko, still, after he had to withdraw from the individual event in Sochi. A lot of fans are supportive, like me, but some... "Plushenko let us down, "Plushenko shouldn't have been on the team," etcetera, ecetera. Hello! He helped to win Russia the gold medal in the team event, putting himself at risk and on the line to do so and to have one final hurrah. He's won another Gold and two Silvers for himself and his country also. And let's not set aside his European and National Championship medals. He's a figure skating hero, a fighter, and champion. And not just to Russia. He's an overcomer. People are so quick to judge and to forget what has already happened when they don't get what they want, and in this case, some fans are. I can understand that it'd be disappointing, especially for the host country. But in my book, you're not a true fan unless you support them during the hard times too. The man broke a METAL SCREW IN HIS BACK. A screw holdand disc in place. I've suffered back injuries and had to work, doing heavy lifting for hours in the middle of the night, with said injuries and it is painful. Now, I don't know Plushenko personally, obviously, but that withdrawal probably had to be a hard decision for him on his own- and I can't imagine skating in front of the world, as a legendary athlete and being able to handle all of that G-Force after that many surgeries, especially major spinal surgery. How can these nay-sayers expect him to have continued skating with a broken screw in his back? He's having surgery again and said he couldn't feel his legs after he fell. Would you rather he be paralyzed? Health first. In my mind, he made the right decision at the time. Evgeni Plushenko has already accomplished more than most people ever could and with skill and determination. And he helped his country to bring home the gold. Sure, he might be conceided, but he doesn't seem selfish at all. I'm happy to see that those who are supporting him though, are. And I'm hoping that his surgery on March 2nd goes well and that he makes a swift recovery, for himself and his family. And if he can return to the ice at some point afterwards, well, then I'll be happy to see that too."

    If you've read all or any of this, it means a lot. But I know you must be a busy man. Wishing you and your family the best! Sincerely, from the US.
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    11 Videos That Show Why Evgeni Plushenko Is An Olympic Figure Skating Legend http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...2881.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false



    Plushy had the surgery today..:(

    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews 1h

    RT @EvgeniPlushenko: That's all! Now I'm going to have surgery (7h ago:

    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews 1h

    RT @EvgeniPlushenko: I love you all! Thank you for your support!!! (7h ago:

    Plushenko News_Eng &#8207;@PlushenkoNews 12h

    Address of the hospital, where @EvgeniPlushenko will be operated: http://evgeni-plushenko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=109&p=82930#p82930

    he received many supportive posts, but this is one of the bests:
    AKIRA &#8207;@pluieq 51m

    &#8220;@EvgeniPlushenko: &#1042;&#1089;&#1105; &#1084;&#1077;&#1085;&#1103; &#1087;&#1086;&#1074;&#1077;&#1079;&#1083;&#1080; &#1085;&#1072; &#1086;&#1087;&#1077;&#1088;&#1072;&#1094;&#1080;&#1102;&#8221; @PlushenkoNews @PlushenkoNewsRu I&#8217;ll cross my fingers for you. http://twitter.com/pluieq/status/440456753847603200/photo/1

    and this is really cool
    Retweeted by Plushenko News_Eng
    + Lilyshenka + &#8207;@Lily_shenka Feb 1

    "Hot. Cool. Yours." &#65340;(^o^)&#65295; http://twitter.com/Lily_shenka/status/427410602806358016/photo/1
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  23. lala

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    Russian figure skater Plushenko's operation successful
    http://themoscownews.com/sports/201...e-skater-Plushenkos-operation-successful.html


    http://www.sovsport.ru/sochi/texts/text-item/690729
    Yana Rudkovskaya: Zhenya is happy that the bone had grow together!

    - Zhenya's feels good. Of course, he receives the infusion, has catheter, doctors allowed him to get up tomorrow, and the state itself is a little bit... "floating." However, the nurses told me that he had eaten a little.

    - What were his first words after surgery?
    - "Such luck, that the bone had grow together!". And it really happiness. Isotope research, that has been done before surgery, did not show whether the the bones of the spine are intact. If it turned out that they were not fused, screws would be screwed again. So they removed them all, because they are no longer needed. I was struck how they are huge, five centimeters each!

    - Do you still want to show a fragment operation on television?
    - In Israel arrived crew of Channel One, yes, they want to show - already editing short reportage. Most likely, it will be shown tomorrow, in the news, as well as the interview with Evgeni. Today, of course, he can not speak... I do not know whether Zhenya read "twitter", but I saw that to him now write thousands of fans - not only from Russia, from Japan also, where love him so much, and from China. We went out before the operation on the street - people were coming, anxious questioning, how he feels.

    - What bothered him more than anything,the last days?
    - The theme, which truly interesting him is just one - figure skating. Zhenya revisited videos with his Olympic programs ... He is very upset that he not could to continue the performance at the Olympics, his thoughts are still there, at the Sochi ice, he still has not walked away from all that. And at the same time he wants to the ice - already discussed with Alexei Mishin, when they will go to the training camps.

    Recall that last season skater has also been operated in Israel. Plushenko replaced intervertebral disc with an artificial. Already after a few months of recovery, athlete was back on the ice, to qualify for the Olympics in Sochi. As a result, Plushenko compete at the Russian Championships, where he lost to Maxim Kovtun and took second place. At the European Championships Evgeni did not go, citing the specific training for the "control skating" and Olympic Games. In turn, Maxim Kovtun at the European Championships finished fifth. After Plushenko's "control skating", expert commission decided that to the Olympic Games in Sochi will go Evgeni.
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    I hope he takes full rest, listens to the doctors and not rush things. His focus has to be on full recovery.
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    Great news. :)
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    I'm very happy to read that his surgery went well. Like others I hope he will take his time before he returns to the ice, better to be completely healed than to start back too soon and re-injure himself. I'm sure it's difficult for him to standstill for long but he can always travel until he is cleared to skate again.
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    http://mir24.tv/news/sport/9988913

    Ilia Klimkin:
    "It is difficult to judge the champion of loyalty to the decision. Eugene many years proved to the world that he rightfully wears the crown of the king of ice. Plushenko - great athlete , consummate athlete and winner , and winners are not judged , "- said the European champion in figure skating Ilya Klimkin .

    Moscow, March 3 . The famous Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko was hospitalized . At a clinic in Israel athlete carried out an operation on the spine . In the morning, the double Olympic champion said on his Twitter that he went to the surgical ward . Complex operation and guarantees a positive outcome no one can not give. All the matter in another injury received during the warm-up before the short program at the Olympic Games in Sochi , the correspondent channel " WORLD 24 " Gennady Klebanov .

    Damaged Screw , who supported the artificial intervertebral disc. Precisely because of this Plushenko could not represent Russia at the singles tournament in Sochi. Many believe that the skater had to withdraw in order to allow the opportunity to make a spare . But coach Alexei Mishin , Plushenko believes that this option does not meet the rules of the Games.

    " Substitutions are not allowed . They are allowed only if there was a fresh injury. This injury must certify the medical committee of the Olympic Committee , "- said Mishin .

    Whether it will return to the Olympic champion ice? In fact , experts say only that he was able to live a normal life and move, at best, by the side of the rink advise . If the operation is successful , Plushenko at least another six months, it will be necessary to recover. That's how much it took the athlete to return to the ice in 2013 after the first operation .

    Doctors who examined the champion before the Olympics in Sochi confirmed its full combat readiness .

    " For medical reasons he was willing and able to act , which, in general , and he confirmed to team performance. Forward calls to any part of the order that we saw the problem , we have not been , "- said the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency Vladimir Uiba .

    But the Olympics screw that secures the implant in the spine Plushenko broke and it jeopardize not only future career athlete , but his life . Despite warnings from doctors , Plushenko decided to take the risk and speak at home Olympics . It was clear that the implant can be destroyed by each quads . But being the sole representative of Russia among male skaters , Plushenko still successfully performed in the team tournament and contributed to the final victory .
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    Plushenko is a BIG hero. He risked his health to help Russia win the team gold. His presence alone was an inspiration to the rest of his team, I am sure. From the report it sounds like it would take him at least 6 months to recover and live a normal life. It's not clear if he will be able to skate in exhibitions. I think competitions are out of the question at this point, but then he is Plushenko, so you can never tell.
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    It's great that Plushy was able to help his team win gold and that he too received another gold medal. However, it wasn't worth his back being injured beyond repair. I'm glad his surgery went well and that he'll be able to walk. But it would be sad if he can never skate, even in an exhibition again. I'm sure he would be devastated if that happened. Heck, I would be devastated. He's was/is such a talent. I'd hate the thought of him never being able to take the ice again. Hopefully in 6-12 months we'll learn that is not the case. That's one thing about Plushenko, he is strong willed and inspired.
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    I think he will skate in exhibitions, but maybe we will never again see his wonderful 3As. He always landed one or two 3As in his exhibition programs .. what a loss ...:(

    as i said he inspires many people...a new montage on Youtube. THis is really great!!!!!!! I think the author said well:

    "My God he's so Brilliant! what can I say... couldn't help my self I have to use Survival again,
    I love this song so much and I think it goes perfect with Plushenko passionate skating.
    Hope you enjoy the video :)
    Don't claim to own any of the material used to make this music video." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzEv8tXrRb4

    I like this comment too:

    Drool Time
    He's a handsome devil and has a perfect body!
    He's not short to look funny.
    He's not too tall to look freakish.
    He doesn't have excessive muscles to make him look fat or too thin to appear anorexic.
    He has the right height to look graceful.
    Plushenko has a perfect lean body with great curves on the right places to make him extremly HOT!!! ;)

    :rofl::rofl: funny, but so true!!! I think, this is one of Plushy's secrets..He has a perfect body..enjoyable to watch on ice..
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    Plush knew at the Olympics that his body couldn't handle 4 skates in less than a week so he should have bowed out after the team competition and give the kid his chance at skating in his home country at the Olympics. But no his ego wouldn't allow for that. You could see in the Team LP with all the doubles that he did that his body was already about done and he knew it.
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    I'm glad to hear Plushenko's surgery was successful. I get why some are angry at him, but I'm sure he must have thought he'd be OK. He didn't do it to deliberately block Kovtun, and even if he withdrew before the SP, the deadline was the day after the team event so there still may not have been enough time. It's unfortunate for everyone. Better he withdraw than A) skate and do permanent damage and b) skate WAY below his standards. I really felt for him because it reminded me of when he had to withdraw at the 2005 Worlds in Moscow.

    Plushenko will always be a legend, and in Sochi despite being tired of the constant talk of his comeback, when I watched him in the team event, I found myself once again respecting and admiring him and his skating. It says something when a surgically rebuilt Plushenko past his prime is still pretty impressive.
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    I believe this is a Plushenko 'fan' thread; not Plushenko 'bash' thread. It is in a particularly poor taste to criticize him when we don't know what the future holds for him.

    For the one millionth time, the RULES did not allow him to bow out after the team event; the injury/sickness had to have happened during the competition. I also heard that 'the kid' you are referring to- and I disagree with that term for an 18 year old because at that age Plushenko was already a world champion- was not ready, even if the IOC had allowed the substitution. Also before you criticize his 'ego' from your narrow perspective, you are conveniently ignoring all the good things Plushenko has done.
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    I was thinking the same thing. There simply wasn't time, Plushenko wanted to just do the team event and allow Kovtun to do the singles but the rules didn't allow it. It's unfortunate but it's life.

    And with regards to Plushenko's ego, yes he has one BUT he always has and that is part of his style and why his fans like him. Plus, I don't think he's the type to ignore an injury because of his ego. And with the doubles, he did maybe one or two. He didn't bail out of every jump.

    I believe in giving a skater their due.
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    This^
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    Agreed. After reading his book I found that there is way more to Plushenko than ego (even though his ego is great too - :) ). He really is an interesting and smart individual who respects the sport and his body. There's no way he would ignore a serious injury even to satisfy Russia. As he said he's not a robot, and in fact wanted to withdraw after the team event, but was told he couldn't. He did the best he could for himself and his country.
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    He landed a quad, two 3Axels, two triple lutzes. He doubled his last two jumps. He doubled the salchow toward the end, and from his interview afterwards, he felt some pain, so he doubled his next jump, the loop. It does not mean he doubled all his jumps.
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    He wrote a book? What's it called?
    There is definitely more to him than his ego. He definitely does listen to his body, if he didn't think he could compete at the Olympics, he wouldn't have gone. His body betrayed him and he was smart to pull out when he did. He's 31, in skating terms, that's not young in any discipline of figure skating. There simply wasn't time for him to withdraw and allow Kovtun to skate.
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    Plushenko has always been a fighter and I am convinced that he would never have withdrawn if it had been humanly possible for him to compete. As we found out, he had a broken screw in his spinal cord, who could expect any more from an athlete in those conditions? It would have been folly to continue and risk permanent damage. Those who claim otherwise are ridiculous.