^the same evil judges who thought Daisuke didnt have the best sp of the night..
have you asked him and you know he thinks he won gold twice?
Because I have had and he said the second was bright silver :p
First, show me where Cinquanta has been quoted as saying he'll get it. All I see is RSSF trying to maneuver ISU into giving it back. In that article you tell me to read, there isn't a single quote from anyone in the ISU. It just says RSSF wants ISU to give Plushy his eligibility back.Cinquantta has already said he'll get it! I think you're just taking your Plushenko-hate to the point beyond denial.
Second, I am a Plushy fan and have been since 1998. I adore his skating and was happy he came back for 2010. You might not realize that but I also have stated in this thread that I thought his losing his eligibility was bogus. But apparently anyone who isn't 100% certain he'll get his eligibility back is a hater.
I suspect you only think I'm a hater because you are an uber who is taking your uberdom beyond denial. I am just being realistic and trying to have a discussion about whether or not the ISU will reinstate him that isn't based on what I want but on reality.
"Cupcakes are bullshit. And everyone knows it. A cupcake is just a muffin with clown puke topping." -Charlie Brooker
a very interesting quote from Johnny Weir about Plushenko and people always think the opposite of Plushenko-Evan Lysacek:
``Evgeny is a very different person than me,'' Weir said. ``He will fight like a dog for medals, which is also something I admired in Evan.
``I was more about performance than points. I'm more artist-athlete than athlete-artist. I would want to come back and make people cheer and cry. I missed my chance at a medal in 2006; that was my time to shine. Maybe if I came back without that pressure, I could just enjoy the journey.''
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I don't have a problem seeing Plushy again..he's an incredible skater.. it will be more interesting
There are three seasons to Sochi. The grind of training that long could be really hard on Plushenko. He has already past his peak.
I predict he turns into a Mishin.[/QUOTE]
Maybe. Doesn't he have a college degree in physical culture just like many Russian athletes?
Last edited by Daria; 06-02-2011 at 12:58 PM.
I also feel a bit sorry for the guy....his enormous ego aside....in that I know he has the focus and hopes of much of Russia pinned on him for victory every time he skates. He's like a national treasure who must win for them. What kind of insane pressure is that? I wonder sometimes if he'd just like to gracefully duck out of the picture.
Of course, I don't live in Russia so correct me if I'm wrong. And I doubt you can do what he's done without a huge ego, so that's more compliment than criticism.
But really....living under all that expectation must be crushing a lot of the time.
"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
As for Evgeni Plushenko, I've interviewed him repeadetly, the last time this week (Monday, May 30) in St. Petersburg. This interview will be published later in IFS, so I will not post the transcript. But Evgeni said some interesting things.
- He is content with what he achieved in the 2009/10 season, no way he sees winning the silver at the Olympics as a failure. And he did not complain about judges or judging in the interview.
- He is optimistic for his reinstatement.
- He really wants to come back and he is working hard but he knows that he is not 18 anymore.
- He does have plans for a life after competing. :-)
^thanks a million for this.
Plu had done a lot from torino to vancouver, headlined a million shows, did tv as presenter, judge, a mountain show, eurovision, entered politics ,finished university and did a master, ok now he feels he can still skate, as he has said he prefers to try rather than regret some 10 years later when he wont be able to skate anymore, why would he want to sit on an office desk at 28 years old?I m pretty sure he is aware of what Chan did at Words and how old he is, i dont think skaters wait for us to figure out. As for Vancouver I believe he was not capable of a better Cop program or he couldnt afford to jump so much in the second half, i doubt Mishin team was not aware of Cop.
what change of life have so many skaters done more, including Yagudin, they skate to tv show for so many seasons and in Averbuks show, I dont see much difference. I m sure Yagudin would have continued for a third Olys if he wasnt such seriously injured as well.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.