11-03-2013, 03:52 PM
Hah, that's good. OMG that video is weird.
Originally Posted by lala
11-03-2013, 04:32 PM
Last edited by lala; 11-03-2013 at 08:56 PM.
11-03-2013, 07:23 PM
Yeah that one. at some of those. His moves go frighteningly well with "Sexy Bitch"
The same user made this one: The Mullet Begins! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0BtVPavDR0
11-04-2013, 05:18 AM
I know it, so funny. I think those aren't weird, but funny, cute or beautiful. You know Plushy inspires his fans continously, on Youtube there are many video montages on him. Despite many videos were deleted. But I have those videos too, because I downloaded them. ha-ha.
Originally Posted by Cherub721
11-04-2013, 07:23 PM
more about his birthday
Sochi 2014 Winter Games:Happy Birthday Evgeni Plushenko!! We wish you all the best and looking forward to see you in #Sochi!
more montages: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMmqFr32hGI Plushenko: first time ever I saw your face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emyoIBV98Q0 Playful guy one ice..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDcKF-r9GtQ Evžen, lovec žen ???? , but very funny and more then 160.000 viewers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJMD_OnGCyo Evgeni Plushenko -the lovely one
11-05-2013, 03:22 PM
having a nice day
- Rep Power
Sigh. Why am I always late for wishing happy birthday? You'd think after all these years I would know when it is!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! YOU ARE THE BEST!! :-)
Wishing you good health and much joy
11-05-2013, 07:01 PM
Alexei Mishin : Plushenko goes to the main starts quietly, feeling his responsibility and maintaining a fighting spirit
7-10 November in Riga (Latvia) will be held an international figure skating competition Volvo Cup. On it will appear, by the first time in the Olympic season, the Olympic champion in 2006, a silver medalist in 2002 and 2010, Evgeni Plushenko. About the readiness of Evgeni Plushenko for the start, told us his personal coach Alexei Mishin.
- Alexei Nikolaevich, Evgeni Plushenko will perform in Riga, as you planned?
- Yes. But we are not going to Riga to compete in the usual sense of the word - his sports strength, Evgeni showed more than once. But since last year, he was unable to participate in international tournaments by the full program, now he need to gain the necessary level of first score for technique, to comply with the rules of the International Skating Union, and win the right to speak at the European and World championships.
- How much are prepared the programs?
- The settings of programs are, of course, finished. We still have two versions of a Short program, which we still checking (cekoni: in a previous interview, Mishin mentioned Flamenco, as a "reserve" SP). A Free program - a medley of the best programs of the past. About skating practice of programs, too early to say.
- How you evaluate the readiness of Plushenko at this stage?
- Evgeni is now ready for a good sports result. But given that he missed the big competition period - not actually performed 10 months! - my task was to conduct him through some preliminary starts, in which occasionally unexpected things can be happen. If I summarize our goals on the Volvo Cup - it's, first, to fulfill the qualification standard for the first score, and second, pass two programs without injury and losses. In principle, Evgeni currently performs in training quads and triple Axels, and the quality of these jumps is for "five". Expect, that such a results he will show on the first start, it would be naive - such tasks, we ahead us, simply not put. Also, now is just the beginning of November, while the apotheosis of the season awaits us in February. Evgeni goes to the main starts quietly, feeling his responsibility and maintaining a fighting spirit.
Plushenko against everybody else
During the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi the competition among the single skaters promises to be the most unpredictable. Today none of the experts would risk naming the winner. About six of the strongest athletes on the planet can claim the top positions among the winners. The main intrigue is whether Evgeni Plushenko, the 2006 Olympic champion who also has twice won the Olympic silver and three times the title of the world champion, will take part in the Sochi Olympics.
Evgeni Plushenko, who will turn 31 in November, announced his desire to take part in the Sochi Olympics right after the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The Russian skater took the silver in Canada having lost about one point to the American skater Evan Lysacek. Evgeni himself was obviously not pleased with his result. His fans all over the world still refuse to accept the victory of the American skater who won his gold medal for skating his program without a single quadruple jump. At the same time Plushenko performed two quadruple jumps flawlessly.
Today one cannot win any tournament without doing a quadruple jump, not to mention the Olympics, points out Alexander Zhulin, the famous coach.
“There are so many strong skaters who have two or even four quadruple jumps in their arsenal. One cannot get into the top dozen without a quadruple jump. Fortunately, it is now understood that a quadruple jump is very important and many now include it in their program”.
A whole range of strong skaters including the three-time Olympic champion Patrick Chan will compete in the Sochi Olympics. The 22-year-old figure skater has not lost a single major tournament over the last three years. His third place in last year's Grand Prix series that took place at the Olympic stadium in Sochi could be considered his only loss. Back then Patrick Chan probably thought about his rivalry with Plushenko for the first time.
“For me it is a challenge. Plushenko for me is always a problem. Every time we both compete on the same rink I try to find out about him as much as possible, I try to watch how he moves on the ice, how he warms up. As all these details play a huge role”.
The current European champion from Spain Javier Fernandez and several strong skaters from Japan also have their claims to the future Olympic medals. The high level of competition in the male single skating could become a serious test for Evgeni Plushenko during the Sochi Games. Over the past three years he has had no chance to compete against his rivals in a face-to-face ice tournament. Plushenko has taken part only in one tournament – in the European Championship on Sheffield in 2012. By the way, he performed brilliantly in that competition by winning his seventh European champion's title.
Nevertheless, people talk about the Russian skater practically at every tournament, even if he does not take part in it. “I can't wait to see the performance of the most famous skater Evgeni Plushenko during the Sochi Olympics. It simultaneously scares and thrills me,” admitted Yuzuru Hanyu, the 18-year-old figure skater from Japan, whom specialists consider to be the main discovery of the current Olympic four-year period, during the tournament in Sochi last year.
“When I started skating, Plushenko was my first favorite skater. That is why I make the Biellmann spin – I want to be like him. That is how much I like him as a skater. I would compete against him with great pleasure. But on the other hand, I don't want to compete against him, as it scares me. It is a very strange feeling for me to talk about Plushenko. If he comes back in Sochi, he would be one of the main competitors. I hope to be strong enough to compete against him”.
Nevertheless, despite all the titles, Plushenko's place on Russia's Olympic team is not guaranteed. The skater has to go through a selection during the national championship. However, the experts admit that his main rivals are his old injuries. Still nobody in Russia compares to Plushenko in self-confidence, in strength of character, ability to win and charisma. Perhaps there is nobody like him in the entire world.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_1...ody-else-3348/
NBCOlympics @NBCOlympics 57m
2006 Olympic #figureskating champion Yevgeny Plushenko returns to competition this week for the first time since Jan: http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...olvo-cup-riga/
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 1h
(italian article) RT @max_ambesi: Debutto stagionale a Riga per Evgeni Plushenko http://www.neveitalia.it/sport/figur...medium=twitter
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 22m
RT @Lady_Axel: In occasione del debutto di Evgeni Plushenko alla Volvo Cup di Riga, auguriamo allo Zar una felice..https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...3&l=386f4576dc is not bad...
Plushenko vs Kovtun
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11-05-2013, 07:26 PM
That was nice of Hanyu.
11-06-2013, 10:08 AM
11-06-2013, 03:48 PM
Yes, he likes Hanyu.
Originally Posted by galaxy
a german newspaper's: Süddeutsche Zeitung Nr. 256, Mittwoch, 6. November 2013 article http://www.sueddeutsche.de/sport/eis...tzen-1.1811438
in Russian language :http://evgeni-plushenko.com/forum/vi...t=6&start=2560
with google translater:
Russian Evgeni Plushenko has become the face of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in February . This discussion of how this can be done after 12 operations with four screws at the back. And we'll talk about his relationship with Putin and judicial system.
Interview: Johannes Aumyuller
Evgeni Plushenko takes another cup of tea and a chocolate bar , and then you can start talking. Today we have a beautiful sunny day in St. Petersburg, but the most significant Russian figure skater spends his last years entirely on the rink " Jubilee." Please exercise in choreography , gymnastics, then training on the ice , and then show to the public and another workout . 31 -year-old skater prepares for his latest sporting goals: a medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi in February.
Sports World in Russia very carefully watching him , because Russia does not have a lot of athletes who could be the face of the Games - the prestigious project of Vladimir Putin. And Plushenko can . He had success in the sport, he won the Olympics in Turin in 2006 , he is a three-time world champion, he knows how to present yourself , is known for its theatricality and has a flair for showmanship . But many are skeptical that this project will be successful. Best time Plushenko far behind, yet he took a break in his career and played only in the show. Moreover, the problems he always brought injuries - back then , the knees. After the last operation in January it looked like that now he really needs to end his career . But instead of that , this week, he took part in the competition in Riga , to test their stamina before the Olympics .
TP: Evgeny , you said in the summer that you feel in the shower on the 18th, and in the physical plane for 85 years . And what do you say now?
Evgeni Plushenko : Today is a little better. I have the body of 50 -year-old man.
And how it feels to the body of 50 -year-old ?
In principle well . Everything goes according to plan. I rest , I feel much better. After back surgery gone for nine months , the form is returned . I have participated in several shows. And now the first competition soon .
You are now in the spinal disc piece of plastic and four screws in the spine. You this way?
Yes, way. But what can I do? In the beginning after the operation it was very bad, terrible. I had to relearn how to sit yourself, get out of bed to go. I was not thinking about whether I will ever again skating , I was thinking about if I can not walk at all .
When you get out on the ice after the surgery ?
Half a year later .
And what was the feeling ?
I was really scared . I thought that what is in the vertebral disk now pops up. It was a strange feeling. And when I went out on the ice, I thought I was a novice . Not even a junior, but a real novice. I could not do anything, not even unpretentious things I was doing badly .
Hard to believe that you are after 12 operations , with the plastic in the disc and four screws will win an Olympic medal , let alone gold.
In 2009, I was returning after a three-year hiatus , won the European Championships and Olympic silver . Then, too, no one did not believe it . Few people believe that you can go back after this surgery . But if you have a dream , if you like your job , your calling and ready to fight , then you can succeed and with the four screws on the back. I could hang up skates after surgery on a nail. But I said to myself, I'll try. Maybe it does not, but at least I tried to do it.
What is the motivation for you ?
I feel like I still do not fully dokatat . I love figure skating, the atmosphere of the competition , a live audience and judges. Q: I want to be the first. I want to be the first skater to win a medal in four Olympics, and may be more than one, because now there is a team event . And it's in the Olympics in my country.
Two people helped you with your decision to return. First, it is your wife , who said that you will become a hero, if you become a two-time Olympic champion.
No, well, just because of the words I heard from her . It is true as the fact that she constantly supports me and said come on , come skate , train . It is also my manager. It also refers to the type of people who are constantly working and want to start something new. It is not of the type that will sit at home by the fireplace. Of course , sometimes I get tired of all - constant training , performances . So now when I began to prepare to go hunting . Five days of training , it's ten workouts, and then to the country - where I can shoot ducks , fish and relax completely .
Based on the information held in the tabloid press for a win at the Olympics you will have another award from his wife - another child .
(laughs ) Not unless I win . But right after the Olympics we want a daughter.
A second important person : the president , Vladimir Putin , with whom you have long been constantly keep in touch and in the campaign which you have participated .
Yes we have a good relationship with him , it was great then , in 2007 during a vote to support it when it was decided to hold the Olympic Games in Sochi. This is his great credit that the Games will be held in Sochi. But no I did not ask them to perform, neither the government nor the Federation of FC , not even Putin . It is my desire , the desire of my team , my coach and my wife. And I do not get no million dollars for it , as some suggest , but just like all skaters 90,000 rubles a month , about $ 3,000 in the translation.
But you are under particular pressure . These games have become a holiday for the whole of Russia , and in Russia there is no such popular athletes in the winter disciplines. You have to be the face of those games that will be, if you fail, and you will become only the fourth ?
I do not need to carry the torch to Sochi or the flag . I have won for myself , after a complex operation began again to perform a quadruple jump . I do not know anyone that's possible. I call myself a terminator. Of course , the fourth , fifth or tenth place is not what I want, but I just try to do what I can.
Before you do the operation in Munich.
Yes, Munich became a second home for me , is my feeling. There have often operated on four times just on my knees, then I did in the back of the injection.
But the last action you did not in Munich and Tel Aviv.
Three times I went to Munich from behind , but in recent times they have anything I could to help. Doctors for some reason did not see what the problem is , then I recommend to friends another specialist. As soon as I got there , he immediately said - needs surgery .
How does your schedule to Sochi ?
Now I have a competition in Riga , is a small tournament , I have to see how things turn out, and then we'll see . If all goes well, will speak at the stage of the Grand Prix in Russia , and in December at the national championship.
And you are training again after returning from Alexei Mishin.
Yes , I am working with him for 20 years, it also has a record. I do not know of any skater who has worked for so long with his coach . We're friends , we can talk on any topic you like , he's like my father , and I told him as a son .
You were brought to him from Volgograd to 11 years. You were without a father, and at first even without a mother . They lived in a communal apartment , where they were housed five families , and with them you had to share the bathroom and kitchen.
Yes, in the apartment we lived very modestly, had to collect bottles to somehow podzarobotat . It was hard . But it was the time when I started to dream.
At the last Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010, there were a lot of controversy . You disputed the fact that in spite of the quads have made the second, and American Evan Lysacek did not do it and got the gold.
You know, when they needed a new Olympic champion . All the while tired of that Plushenko , who came back and won . Everyone knows who then was in fact the winner. Now, let's see : so where he Olympic Champion , where? The important show he was not invited . The audience , he does not collect . He is not a showman .
But along with this theory, it was then about the importance of hops compared to the expressiveness and elegance. You stated that skating without quads - it's not figure skating. Now you feel the same?
Naturally . If I'm nice ride , doing nice transitions , but without the risk of quads , then it is wrong . We must always strive to complex elements , is the future of figure skating.
Judicial system in figure skating was changed after Vancouver . Over the jumps can get more points. You enough?
Yes, there are some things have changed , you can earn bonus points . But I think for the quad should be given even more. Because the risk is very great, and consumes a lot of power . Who has forbidden to perform cascade triple axel - triple flip . And why it was banned, if someone is able to perform ?
Do you like to take risks ?
If I did not like risk, you would not be doing figure skating.
And in other areas like risk?
Now I have become calmer. More time to spend with my family , stopped playing poker, tennis, basketball, instead of playing golf .
The program for Sochi are ready?
Skating will be a sort of " best of Plushenko ." This idea came up to my coach Alexei Mishin . Collect the best pieces of my arbitrary . This is my last season , Sochi - my last competition . I want my admirers once again reminded me of 19 years , 23 -year-old and 27 -year-old Plushenko.
Süddeutsche Zeitung Nr. 256 , Mittwoch, 6. November 2013
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11-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Pics from practice in latvian site: http://nra.lv/foto/sports/1900-riga-...lslidotajs.htm
I'm going to the short program tomorrow, will try to write some reports after that.
11-06-2013, 05:19 PM
11-06-2013, 05:35 PM
ohhhh, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!
Originally Posted by CatherineC
11-06-2013, 08:07 PM
sorry, google translater again
Olga Kovalkova conducting in the Latvian capital on their own means of an annual tournament «Volvo Open Cup», could not imagine what the consequences will turn its participation in the Olympic tournament champion in Turin.
Kovalkova pestering calls from a variety of , sometimes quite exotic locations across the globe . And Olga herself so insistently calls ... in ISU (International Skating Union . . - Ed . ) , It is elementary to advise that she do now .
In the ISU Council with a loss . Such a number of journalists (and not only , but more on that below) does not storm , perhaps, and the world championships.
The modest palace in Riga unable to accommodate all who want to see and describe the first official show program of Olympic medalist of the last three Olympics.
- What is accreditation? You would not happen to be kidding me? - With apparent calm that probably cost her dearly , answers the telephone Olga . - On Plushenko torn hundreds of media representatives.
Photographers, reporters , TV crews . From the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Well, of Russia , of course. And I have only 20 seats behind the glass , no mixed - zone , the rink is narrow corridor to the locker room .
I can not imagine how you are going to communicate with him. And imagine with horror how the several hundred journalists pounce on the poor Plushenko in our narrow hallway , where two or disperse it hard !
And all these people who call me in the morning until the evening , go to Riga for one purpose only : to pounce on Evgeni Plushenko
... And believe it is something that I have to. One woman is calling from Switzerland: I'm going to sell you souvenirs. Thank you very much ! I asked: "Why is it so categorically ? I am doing this tournament for my money , I'm on it no one gave a penny ... Maybe you first need to ask my permission? " It is, in my opinion, and did not understand what I mean. I said , already took the ticket and hotel booked ...
- Olga, and you do not get lost . Advertisers , given all this boom ...
- What are the advertisers ? We are not Russia . We sponsor can be found except for a bottle of water!
- So what do you do?
- I do not know . While I was just in a quiet panic. But to Eugene I did not podpuschu . Otherwise crush will start , as once you have in Moscow, "Luzhniki" . I do not need such nightmares .
Poor Plushy! Save Plushenko!!!
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11-07-2013, 06:59 PM
11-07-2013, 09:34 PM
So - In warm up he landed one 3A, which definitely was better than the one he made in competition - that one had a bit shaky landing. In warm up he landed couple of 3T's and not a single 4T. He was trying, but didn't work. In practice he was also doing a couple of random 3Lo's (?) and one 3Lz, no combos.
His step sequence was just perfect, spins seemed a little bit slow, but overall he seemed happy.
11-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Really? I read in some twitts that he landed in 4S...maybe they were a little bit enthusiastic
Originally Posted by CatherineC
Yes, he was very happy, he was nervous before the SP.
11-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Thanks! How did you like the music and the overall program?
Originally Posted by CatherineC
11-07-2013, 10:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmUBp...ature=youtu.be I hope he will improve.. but I think the 3A was perfect.
Originally Posted by Cherub721
Read the uploader's comment, she also wrote he landed in 4S.
Last edited by lala; 11-07-2013 at 10:31 PM.
11-07-2013, 10:54 PM
Thanks. I liked that the combo was right on the music and the step sequence was nice. I hope to see more height on the jumps and much faster spins, but he pulled good PCS for that. They should go up a lot when he has his usual speed and command of the ice. I wonder if he will be ready for CoR.