Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Cherub721, Nov 14, 2012.
Here is an article from nbc sports on Chan, Plushenko, and a few others. Chan has changed his tune. He said- Plushenko deserves to be in the Olympics.
Well.isn't that special. Shut up and skate patrick.
Evgeni Plushenko arrived in Sochi
When coming into town for the competition, have time to walk around the city? In Sochi, have a favorite place?
Often in different cities, but mostly I see Sports Palace and hotel. More bath - it is necessary for me to recuperate. So I certainly go after the competition in the steam room, no matter what: Russian bath or Finnish sauna. In Sochi, I have many friends. We drove into the mountains - there is recreation center with a great bath, after which you jump into the deep mountain stream. More in Sochi, when time permits, I go to a club in Krasnaya Polyana and go skiing.
Many athletes in the Russian regions open children's schools, share their experience with youth. Do you plan to?
Thought about it. But I can not do anything bad. If open their skating school, then you need to do it a lot and do not belong to myself: always be there, follow all the rules, technical equipment for children to fulfill all the conditions. At the time, made mistakes: give your name schools, and they worked a month and closed. But the idea of ​​open schools ponder.
You choose costumes for performances? A wardrobe for everyday life who forms?
Of course, I am taking part in the selection of costumes for performances. One hundred per cent. As for the personal wardrobe, I like comfortable clothes. I have and trendy clothes, but for the brands do not chase. My wardrobe is very large and he bought, and Jana (Rudkovskaja wife athlete. - Note. "Aerials") selects things for me, and have assistants who help pick up. But now almost all the time in a tracksuit. When during the day continuous training, so convenient.
Do you believe in omens? Do you have a mascot?
Believe in omens, but I try to get rid of this. I am a believer, my talisman - pectoral cross.
What is going to do after completing his sports career?
You've already write off? In fact, I would like to devote more time to family. Son of a year, I'll deal with it. And still I dream about her daughter, even two. Always wanted a big family. I have now under construction house, so all places missing. In no hurry to become a coach, because life and rode belonged to himself. Want after the amateur career finally be with my family. But still I will ride. Immediately after the Olympics begin my tour "show champions and friends" - 40 cities in Russia and abroad.
What is your favorite dish? When sports loadings Can diet?
I omnivorous. But actually I have a diet - useful products. In the championship of Russia before the short program ate a piece of meat and did it well. And before the demonstration performances almost daily ate nothing - can, so the result is released. I did not have enough silenok.
Plushenko skips training
Yesterday Turin Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko 2006 fans intrigued by the Russian national team, and was not going to try ice Sochi, although was listed in the schedule of two workouts. Instead, the country's most winning skater walked in the Olympic Park.
Dmitry AFONIN, Vladas LASITSKAS
of the Olympic Park
In the Olympic capital Plushenko arrived Monday evening. But understand, if he appears at the rink on Tuesday, it was not possible throughout the day. Olympic champion coach Alexei Mishin half an hour before the first lesson of the ward in Sochi, then schedule, talked about something peacefully at the entrance to the training center with an agent and choreographer skater. They regularly approached Western journalists - want good luck and asked about how things in Eugene. The company responded to all questions with enthusiasm and smiles.
Meanwhile, inside the arena crowd of photographers and journalists languishing in anticipation of the star. But the hour pereminaniya his feet so to what has not led - Plushenko at the stadium appeared. But the rink Mishin still looked and looked, as done by other, including one of the favorites of the tournament in men's figure skating Japanese Yuzuru Han are. After that venerable mentor attention and did not deprive the Russian press.
- For Eugene and the whole team that works with him performance at the Olympics - a great honor and a great responsibility - said Mishin. - Another great responsibility falls on the athlete if he stands in the team tournament. The first medal, which is played at the Games in this kind of program is very important and prestigious.
- One of the favorites of the current Games Yuzuru Han are located almost at the same age, in which Eugene spoke at his first Olympics. Now you can watch him workout. Noted something for yourself?
- I think that is the Han are an athlete who, like Eugene, will go down in the history of figure skating its remarkable. His unusual I see that he has virtually no set choreography. He dances himself. And this is his strength. Of course, I think that Eugene is also honorable and responsible compete with those athletes who will embody the future of figure skating. I see this kind of a good sign, because I know that many skaters on the world learned the technique, which owns Plushenko. That technique, which I created with his wife and his supporters. In this there is also some logic and dialectics of the development of figure skating.
- Yesterday at the airport seemed to Eugene on arrival in Sochi little tense. Is that so?
- You know, athletes coming to the Olympic Games, by definition, can not be relaxed and unstressed.
- Do you have a clear plan for the training process, or you are targeting as Eugene?
- We have a clear plan.
- What do you expect from the first workout? Hoping to see something important that in the future may decide the fate of the tournament?
- Our goal in training - lead athlete in a working condition. Nobody was surprised not to hit. Necessary to prepare the athlete to start.
- What are your impressions of the ice in the "Iceberg", given that Eugene spoke at this rink in the Russian Championship?
- I can say with authority that the ice in the "Iceberg" marvelous!
- You do not mind that he is replaced then the figure skating, then the short track?
- No, do not bother.
After a couple of hours and Plushenko himself was seen in the Olympic Village, where refused to comment, while exchanged a few words with his old friends - Alexei Yashin, genmenedzherom Hockey Russian women's team. An hour later, when it's time to schedule the second training skater, journalists reoccupied their original positions at the doors of training rink. But the second part of the operation, codenamed "Plushenko" failed. In response to the allegations in Eugene "Truancy" Occupation Mishin said that in this way can reason only those who do not support the Russian team.
It is fair to say that yesterday's workout, despite the closeness of the team tournament, missed almost all of our skaters. Later in the afternoon there was a message on the Internet from his wife Plushenko Yana `s, in which black and white it was written that Eugene originally workouts were planned only on Wednesday and Thursday. And in the last days of the already launched Olympic team tournament, which will open and Plushenko.
Dmitry AFONIN / / Vladas LASITSKAS 05/02/2014
recent publications of the author
Sochi Form Guide: Last-Gasp Plushenko Jumps Aboard Russian Roster
Lori Ewing ‏@Ewingsports https://twitter.com/Ewingsports/status/ ... 3956442113
Plushenko's jumps as big as ever, just landed a huge quad in practice.
Plushenko landed strong triple Axel in practice; his run-thru coming up.
Plushenko just squeaked out a quad, starting short program run thru now.
Some things never change. Plushenko stood, blew his nose&stroked around aimlessly during runthru; a few stray 3toes & 4t3t at end
One thing I've noticed: Plushenko is bigger in terms of weight & muscle than four years ago in Vancouver. #Sochi2014
While #Hanyu does FS run-thru, #Plushenko literally hangs out. Then Yevgeny exits prac early, waving
TrueSportsman: @EvanLysacek applauding former rival #YevgenyPlushenko at figs practice @NBCOlympics
Plushenko in training all done perfectly - Johnny Weir
Tatiana Tarasova: Not nervous before the first performance Plushenko (audio)
"Plushenko looks even better than in Vancouver"
"In my opinion, Eugene looks fine - started talking Lysacek. I would even say that externally it looks much better than four years ago in Vancouver. Not only in terms of muscle, by the way. I know what a ride home at such large events. It - your country, your ice and your audience. And a whole lot more serious corre t liability than when you ride in a foreign country. And I really want to see how Eugene will be performing."
"It was an honor to go out on the ice, "Iceberg", together with Evgeni Plushenko"
"Plushenko - a true professional, focused on what he was doing. He looked good on the ice, and I think it is worth waiting for a good performance - said Libers. - I am honored to go on the ice with him. Course, I was concentrating on its program, but managed to look like he rides. I can say that it is a great short program, as everything he did was done purely ".
Sharapova Defends Plushenko Choice for Sochi Olympics
U.S. Figure Skating ‏@USFigureSkating 6h
Kwan has a quick chat with Plushenko. https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/430994573926866944/photo/1
Great reports Lala! Thanks!
Fantastic!!! One more day!
My pleasure Vash01
OMG! YES!! I'm nervous...
So cute! Sasha Plushenko http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc4mw4dRPh8&list=UU4qcvBr8fGpws2Cg9ovw_7A
This is a nice story with Mishin..
Packing a Parka for Sochi
As I gathered my belongings to pack for my trip to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi with Italian Men's Figure Skating Competitor Paul Bonifacio Parkinson, it occurred to me to bring a heavy coat. The warmest one I have has a great story to go along with it and illustrates the kindness of the Russian people.
The Russians and their culture have been in the news a lot recently due to both the "anti-gay propaganda" law and the potential threat of a "Black Widow" bombing. Having visited Russia six times previously, I know firsthand these two stories are not a fair representation of the Russian people and quite frankly could be headlines in many other countries around the world, including certain parts of the USA.
My personal story about Russian kindness happened four years ago when I was traveling to Moscow for the Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix event with Agnes Zawadzki. My original flight from Colorado Springs to Denver was very late and even though I made the connecting flight to Frankfurt after sprinting the entire length of the B concourse at DIA, my suitcase did not. So when I arrived in Moscow and my bag was not on the carousel, I knew it wouldn't be there for at least a couple of days. Having boarded the plane in only a Nike windbreaker, I soon felt the icy cold temperatures of Moscow in November chilling my bones.
As anyone who has lost baggage overseas knows, it can be very challenging to overcome the language barrier and/or frustrating trying to track the arrival of the bag over the internet or by using only automated phone numbers. As I stood at the competition arrival desk in the lobby of the hotel asking someone from the local organizing committee to help translate the automated phone message, Professor Alexei Mishin overheard me telling my story. Now, of course we knew each other as colleagues, but beyond that we really didn't. He approached me, grabbed my arm and said, "Tom, come with me," and I followed him to the elevator.
Inside his hotel room he rummaged through his suitcase and produced a hat and sweater. Then he went to the closet and pulled his 2010 Russian Olympic Team parka off the hanger for me to try on. For the next few days I was in heaven. Not only did I have some very warm, "cool" clothes, one of my coaching idols had befriended me in a time of need and insisted I take some of his own warm clothes which he surely needed.
By the third day I had received my bag since someone from the LOC had personally driven me to the airport to get it only because Professor Mishin had asked them. After I unpacked, I called Mishin's room to return his clothes. He answered, but insisted I keep them. I was blown away and told him I couldn't. Over the course of the competition, I saw him many times and kept insisting he take his clothes back, especially the Olympic Team parka. Each time he said no, even insisting that I looked better in his clothes than he did.
Needless to say, I reluctantly accepted his generosity and to this day still wear that parka on the coldest Colorado days. As I settle into middle age, I appreciate what he did now more than I did at the time when I mostly just thought about how cool it was to wear "Mishin's coat," an official Russian Olympic Team parka made by Bosco Sport, the equivalent of Nike.
There will always be naysayers about everything and the intentions of everyone, including one Team USA official who told our team leader to tell me it was anti-American for me to wear Mishin's parka in public at the competition. Who did I think I was? Johnny Weir? Confused by this feedback, I wondered if that meant I was only allowed to be warm in the comfort of my hotel room?
What I know now even more than I knew then is that a simple act of kindness--regardless of nationality, race, gender or any other orientation--is what defines humanity. So when I arrive in Russia this week for the seventh time, I have faith in the humanity of the Russian people, who I know will welcome the world with kindness and open arms just as Mishin did for me.
Professor Alexei Mishin is a legendary coach of many Olympic Champions and medalists who will someday soon be elected into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, but in my mind he will always be my friend and colleague who taught me the true meaning of the Olympic ideals and spirit.
Here's wishing our Russian hosts a great Olympic Games!
Thanks for posting the nice story Lala! That was a nice gesture on Mishin's part. There are so many nice people in Russia! When I traveled in Russia, I had many good experiences with the Russian people. Here in the USA not many people really see Russians as real people; they just see the politics.
That's a great story-thanks for sharing it
Mishin is the bomb.
Plushenko finds feet on Sochi ice
I have never been a Plushy fan, but I just watched him skate his SP and...damn. He's the man.
I am so happy that Plushy skated so well (haven't seen the performance yet though). A second place in THAT field is fantastic. I am surprised that Chan, with two mistakes, is so close behind him. In the pbp thread many posters are still bashing Plushy saying he has only the jumps, that he should have been in 5th place, etc. Some people just can't see his greatness.
They refuse to see it. The thirty one year old man putting their faves to shame lol! He will always be (to me)the BEST technical skater the sport has seen.
When you say technical- do you means jumps? Because his jumps are phenomenal, but his spins really leave a lot to be desired.
It was great! It was like half step sequence to me which I thought was a good thing!
Eurosport.com EN ‏@EurosportCom_EN 4h
HE'S BACK! Evgeni Plushenko nails a quad-triple combo, triple Axel and a triple lutz in the Sochi team event. LIVE:http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/olympics/multilive/
J ‏@anoisano 41m
Figure Skating Legend Throws Down Amazing Olympics Routine After Barely Competing In Two Years Read more:http://www.businessinsider.com/plushenko-routine-sochi-2014-2#ixzz2sZhYRI8T
Kirt Browning http://www.canada.com/olympics/news/plushenko-still-a-guaranteed-to-be-a-show-stopper
Bay Area Sports ‏@BANG_Sports 1h
Evgeni Plushenko helps Russia take charge in Winter Olympics' team figure skating http://bit.ly/1lDyeqe
Johnny Weir-Voronov ‏@JohnnyGWeir 1h
What a start to the team event! RUS leads after fab skates from @EvgeniPlushenko @tati_firebird & @Trankov_jr. Sublime Yuzuru #1 man. USA-7.
Misha Ge ‏@Sk8Prince 1h
THE KING IS BACK !!!!!!!!!!!@EvgeniPlushenko #OnlyOne
Misha Ge ‏@Sk8Prince 1h
Huge Huge HUGE Respect for @EvgeniPlushenko . I had chills on my skin when i watched his SP ! #OnlyOne #Epic
Joannie Rochette ‏@JoannieRochette 4h
Superbe performance de Plushenko au programme court en équipe!! 91,39! http://instagram.com/p/kFKMN0IlQh/
Crystal ‏@OlympicsSochi14 2h
Plushenko: The Right Choice for the Russian Men’s Figure Skating Team http://wp.me/p4k59u-q
Nikita Katsalapov ‏@NKchamp7 2h
With "the professor" !!! Great start @evgeniplushenko !!! U the man!!! @ Дворец зимнего спорта… http://instagram.com/p/kFZYggRt0-/
White Swan Poodle ‏@wellbredpoodle 3h
So I am so happy to know that Yuzuru is a little Plushy!! They come from a different planet.)))����
Lynn Rutherford ‏@LynnRutherford 3h
@waflanagan Speak no ill of Plushenko. He's 31, he fought, he stood up. For a 4-time Olympian that equals came, saw, conquered. Be fair.
Billy Flanagan ‏@waflanagan 3h
@LynnRutherford he did a stellar job today, he's just never struck me as someone who would inspire others. Amodio is tot dif sk8r than EP
Lynn Rutherford ‏@LynnRutherford 3h
More mixed: Both @FlorentAmodio and Han Yan called @EvgeniPlushenko their idol. Amodio: "He got me interested in figure skating" #Sochi2014
Lynn Rutherford ‏@LynnRutherford 3h
@waflanagan Hanyu skated like Plushenko's heir today, playing to crowd, injecting a touch of sexual frisson, being a ham. Seriously.
Masha P. ‏@fosternoise 3h
Backstage Yana Rudkovskaya is consistently repeating to Evgeniy #Plushenko that he is a genius. Can't argue that. #Olympics #Figureskating
http://en.rsport.ru/olympics/20140206/721226090.html Figure Skating: Hanyu Puts Japan in Lead, But Night Belongs to Plushenko
I can't bring the all articles and opinions.. I'm so Happy!!!
His mental strength and seemingly bionic body is just awe inspiring! Proving age is just a number!
http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/even-second-plushenko-owns-first-night-team-competition Even in second, Plushenko owns first night of team competition - See more at: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/eve...t-night-team-competition#sthash.ryPdzULC.dpuf
Yep that's Mr. Consistency for you. I'm so glad to see him skate that SP so well. Wish him luck in the long,and individuals events.
Evgeni is The King. That's exactly what he looked like today-The King. I'm so very very happy for him :-D
I was just in awe... I watched on youtube during my lunch and I was jumping out my chair. Thank you lala for the articles.
I've never seen him as nervous as he was in that first minute... once he relaxed into the program and started playing with the audience, it was vintage Plush. The mental fortitude he has is even more impressive than the physical.
I was listening to this song in the car and it so reminded me of Plushy (lyrics are not safe for work)
Eminem - "Survival"
Came up rough, came to ruffle feathers, nah, egos
I ain't deflate enough, last chance to make this whole stadium erupt cause
This is survival of the fittest
This is do or die
This is the winner takes it all
So take it all
I can see the finish line with each line that I finish
I'm so close to my goals I can almost pole vault over the goal post
And if I don't got enough in the tank, maybe I can just siphon enough
To fill up this last can, man will I survive in this climate or what?
They said I was washed up, and kinda blood-bathed
I'm not a rapper, I'm an adapter, I can adjust
Cause you'll never take my pride from me
It'll have to be pried from me, so pull out your pliers and your screwdrive this!
But I want you to doubt me, I don't want you to believe
Cause this is something that I must use to succeed
And if you don't like me then **** you!
Self esteem must be ****ing shooting through-the-roof cause trust me
My skin is too thick and bullet proof to touch me
I can see why the **** I disgust you
I must be allergic to failure cause every time I come close to it
I just sneeze, but I just go atchoo then achieve!
Wonderful performance. Keep going Evgeni
New York Times
Skating at Home, Plushenko Has Already Won
Thanks for the song lyrics, Cherub721! Yes, they are so appropriate for Evgeni! I hope he can skate a great LP as well and silences his doubters (although we know some will never really see his greatness).
It's so true! All he has been through and can still get out there and perform like that! Personal triumph!