I tried to keep the original style. The full of passion and idiocy
Olympic Champion Evgeni Pluschenko wrote an open letter to his fans.
"After all the injuries and surgeries, the divorse and a terrible lack of support I came back after 4 years. It's not only about the comeback - we need to know what are you doing it for - all the suffering, all the injections and the new injuries. I didn't have any questions. I skated only for me. For my country, for my family and for my coach
I felt powerful. I knew I could overcome the pain. I was fighting with the weight like with my worse enemy. Together with Mishin and the team we won the Russian championship, the Europeans. Don't think I overestimate myself, I think I didn't lose the Olympics either. No one can convinse me otherwise, and thsoe who try can recall all my quads and the other jumps that the rivals did and whcih were enough to become the first. I do not blame anyone but there should be a sense of justice.
The lack of judges among some of the judges killed me. Am not going to confess, but now, when the Olympics excitemen is behind me, believe me, only just, I can see and realize I let my emotions go. Perhaps in some of the interviews and shows I was overwhelmed by the emotions. But I was in such a great pain - the physical pain combined with the mental. I was really hurt.
Among the people to blame for my defeat are not only the judges, but also people who for many years supported me through the years, even my relatives. I mean the president of the Russian Skating Federation Piseev, the poeple from the federation. They took some of my words with a grain of salt, and I wish to tell them here, to forget all I said under the influence of thsoe emotions and resume the collaboration.
I am sure that the new president of the federation, the Olympic Champion Alexandr Gorshkov understands me. The ISU denied me participating the competitions. But I know the last word in figure skating is not yet said. I keep working fully with Mishin, I keep the weight and the regime. I train. I am still part of the national team. But it's not the most important. Most importantly - I want to represent my country.
I am sure I can help the Russian Federation with which I always had good relationship - to win a medal and perhaps a medal in Sochi. I came back not only to skate for a season or two. I dream of participating the Olympics at home. And unlike Baron Pierre de Cuberten (I might had misspelled) I have my reason - not only to participate, but to win. At least I swear, don't judge me for the writing style, to give everything I have for the winning.