01-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Just wanted to bump this thread. Lala, any more news of Plushy? I hope he continues to be healthy and focused.
02-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Yanni the famous greek musician's tweet
https://twitter.com/Yanni/status/429335675268112387 Congrats to our friend @EvgeniPlushenko -All the best for his 4th Olympic games competition!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4OR8P8N8Jg https://twitter.com/Yanni/status/429...112387/photo/1
Пресса о Жене || Press about Plushy
Sochi! Country will cheer for anyone . If Jack wins , he will become a folk hero , almost epic hero . If not ... triumph skater opponents , whom , alas, too much.
Generally , the selection of figure skater on Sochi Olympics was more like a thriller and became the main intrigue on the eve of the Winter Games . Others for more experienced Plushenko course his wife Yana Rudkovskaja .
- Yana , we can say that the main victory is extracted ?
- Hopefully , the main victory ahead. Although, when I spoke with Eugene after controlling for hire, he said that it is for him - a mini- Olympics . Plushenko had three program options : a minimum standard - what was originally said Mishin (coach skater . - Ed.) , And maximum. Eugene performed a maximum program , so it is certainly a victory . It is a victory , first over the situation that has developed around . I asked Alexis ( Mishina. - Ed.) To take account of hire, to show all the doubters and finally ceased to doubt . After Wife tried to label the hero yesterdays , honorary retiree .
- I meant a victory not only on the ice , but in this mini- war, the winner of which goes to the Olympics. It's been a struggle on all fronts : psychological , media , the struggle for public opinion. Zhenya reacted to the negative in your address?
- The fact that Jenny has a unique ability , which probably know only very close people . He never comes to the Internet. Does not look nearly television . Can certainly see a political talk show or feature film. But Jack does not like scary various debriefing in sports programs .
- But "well-wishers " and because there will always be notified.
- Who can tell ? He did not communicate with anyone . He has a coach , he has a choreographer , a doctor ... You know , after everything was over, I told him who was on his side and who was against it. And Jack was very surprised. Probably the most Yagudin because of Lesha he always responds only good, not just saying, ' If it was not Yagudin , there would be no such Plushenko , just like there would be Plushenko , there would be no Yagudin , we nudged each other and egged on . " That is unless. And the rest ... You know, over the years spent with Eugene , but it's still our second Olympics with him , I realized one thing : it is the wisest athlete . Psychologically absolutely stable . And rightly so , he did not read all of these "good" notes. Generally , the online Plushenko comes only in two cases : see what we see new cars and wonder what there were computer games . Everything! I swear ! I read recently on its web page : three months ago we sent Evgeni Plushenko a message there ... I call him , saying: " Jack , you and the last time I watched my emails ? " He says to me : "In September ".
- Plushenko 's main rival , 18 -year-old Maxim Kovtun , just psychological stress failed. And some statements Zhenya probably could contribute to this .
- Such as?
- I read : "Let skated three years at a high level , then we can speak about the birth of a new star . While I have only heard : there fell, stumbled here ... And I remember his 17th place at the World Cup , because of which we are now at the Olympics is only one male quota . Offer praise him for it? At his age I did not consider myself a junior that will allow any failure . '
- But it's the facts ...
- Facts that could exert psychological pressure . Incidentally, it is justified , after all : war is war.
- I do not think this is some sort of pressure ... First, there is the reason that the Russian championship Jack skated the long program is not at his level . I can not call this reason , it is very personal , but believe me, it is. On the other hand , this reason does not detract from the victory of Maxim . This is a very talented boy . The work he has done for the year is enormous . But ! What is his fault , in my opinion . Maxim is still very young . It seemed to me that he loaded himself , so tuned . Persuaded himself that should have to. So wanted to become European champion that this little giperotvetstvennost it burned . Blown . But I'm sure his time will come .
- Zhenya had doubts that the federation will choose it ?
- And you know, I want to say that lately I have never seen so confident Zhenyu . I worried , worried Mishin . And for some reason he was not worried . The only thing - was angry with himself for the championship of Russia. But if Plushenko gets mad at himself, he is capable of much .
- The fact that his goal - Sochi 2014 , Plushenko said long ago. How many times during this time he was ready to give up the Olympics ?
- Such moments were after surgery, when in May he started training and he did not even get double jumps . Eugene fell, throwing water bottles on ice, shouted : "Why do I need all this ? " And there was a turning point in Pinzolo ( Plushenko trained in Italy. - Ed.) , When he came in and said, " Okay, we 're leaving. I understand that I can not go back ... " Before that I called Pekarskii, the surgeon who did the operation wife , he says:" You know, man implanted implants . Said roughly , drink only from the tube , eat gruel and pureed soups , and you try to gnaw walnuts. Eugene should start to jump from the month of September . " What Mishin and Plushenko said that if they start in September , then, naturally, does not have time to prepare. With this was connected that crucial moment when he was about to leave . Then I told him, " You said yourself that you start with a clean slate . And if from scratch , you must about all their titles to forget. Start quietly jump. Can you try again? Just one day only , for me ... "And he tried the next day and did it for me triple lutz .
- Yana , what you say to those who say, say, Rudkovskaja squeeze all the juice out Plushenko in pursuit of their ambitions ?
- Well, you know , Dima Bilan , who twice went to the "Eurovision" only says thank you . After all, I was the initiator of the second trip , said that he must finish result. And Jack with me the second time going to the Olympics. If he won in Vancouver, I think we would have put on this point. But something I always suggest that Plushenko has to do what no one else did . Because it really is very talented and very hardworking skater . Yes, I do not argue against me were all from the environment Zhenya except Mishin. Case of a conflict , I was agreeable to many. But I thought that only one person can say "stop " - is Eugene . What I move it ? I can not say it's not true , of course, true. But the main thing - if he did not want any of my efforts would not make it to decide on the fourth Olympics. He is well aware that there is this point undelivered . I guess I should make some effort to put it. And all this waiting. You know, I have a lot of friends , very different . Woman comes up to me , that in our office cleans, and says, " so I'll be rooting for Zhenyu , all my relatives in Uzbekistan will be rooting for him ! " You know , it is impossible to pass. I go , and everything at the airport, on the street , in the shop - come to me and say, 'We 'll be rooting for Eugene ! ..
- We'll all be rooting for him . But those who had doubts , and even fear for the health of Plushenko. No words , he skated control rental brilliantly , but at the Olympics will be rolled four and eight days ...
- In this case and there is a provision that can be replaced . There are two young fighters : Ravens and Kovtun , who , if anything, can be replaced. But this topic is pointless to argue . Ice for all slippery , would know where you fall - would put it under the straw .
- Previously, Eugene said that one of the three is already a great achievement . Now, when was selected , and talks about the "gold" . Say he goes for first place ?
- I soberly assess the situation . If skated as skated before the members of the Federation - is a serious bid for a place in the top three . If mistaken main competitors , we have a chance to "gold". And this , of course, will be fantastic . Will he be able to show its maximum at the Olympics , I do not know . But I can say that we are in Eugene will not be ashamed .
- And yet there are no - you , Zhenya - an underlying fear of failure ? It would be a tragedy for him ?
- Well, what do you think ? I think it would be not so much a tragedy , it will , of course, for him ... No, you can not say anything. In general, I can not think about the poor , the optimist in life. Only think that these athletes , if we decide to exploit, bring it to the end.
- Eugene had already decided , will do after retiring from the sport ?
- He has a large number of proposals , he has his own show. But let's get through the Olympics . Eugene himself said that these Games will be the most difficult in his life ... Although he and Vancouver about the same to me said . The only thing he asked me is - "Jan , let's agree at once: in 2018 , I do not participate in the Olympics ."
- He agreed with you , and this is most important . But I remember your words , and Jack confirmed that , perhaps, in 2016 he will perform at the Olympics , summer only .
- Yes , I mean golf. In fact, he was fascinated by the sport , which in 2016 became the Olympic . Everywhere in his plays , even between workouts. And it turns out. Won the tournament in Moscow, then in Italy ... You know it's all a dream , of course. But I want to say that the main advantage of golf before skating that Olympic champion can be at any age. So why not ? ..
Russian skating star Plushenko in good shape, ready for Olympics
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02-01-2014, 09:20 AM
I hope he does try to make the Russian golf team in Rio!!
Heard a lot of the stuff before but this perspective is so close to the source!
02-01-2014, 02:44 PM
Attention to all who loves Evgeni Plushenko!!!
This is Edvin Marton, as a friend of Evgeni I know how important to him to feel your love. 10 years I'm the performer and music composer of his amazing programs. Let us make together a special incredible video from his fans for his Olympic program created by me- Best of Plushenko. Send me your favorite photos or videos of Evgeni (or a picture taken from you together) to create a unique video that will give him the energy to skate like never in his life!!!!
Please send the images or videos to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org!
See you in Sochi!!!!
("CAUTION, Plushenko!" LOL .... "Rivalry" of Plushy and Yuzuru) 羽生結弦 ソチ五輪で最大のライバルは"羽生が憧れていたプルシェンコ選手!?" http://t.co/XRw8yrGTr1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMZ0alziTrM
the new Japanese talented drawer https://twitter.com/natsuki_figure
these are beautiful
Dima Bilan and Edvin Marton composed Olympic anthem in honor of Evgeni Plushenko "I can"
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02-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Lala, thanks for posting but I had a really hard time understanding this google translation. Who is Jack?- Plushenko?
Originally Posted by lala
Are these excerpts from different articles or is this an interview (of who)?
IMO it's unreasonable to expect him to win anything. If he is able to skate 4 programs, that itself will be a miracle, and I hope we get to watch that miracle.
02-01-2014, 09:38 PM
02-02-2014, 05:08 PM
One last Olympics is worth all the hardship for Plushenko
02-02-2014, 08:29 PM
having a nice day
- Rep Power
Not a miracle. A testament to the strength of his will. A demonstration of Plush! Power! I don't have doubts; if he made it this far, he can go the distance. A real Olympian - that's Evgeni Plushenko :-)
02-02-2014, 10:39 PM
IMO he has already proven how mentally tough he is- the toughest skater ever.
02-03-2014, 11:57 AM
Rooting for him all the way at Sochi. Evgeni
02-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Dima Bilan and Edvin Marton composed Olympic anthem in honor of Evgeni Plushenko "I can"
and a new fan montage to the music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROKffxiyPKs
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 2h
DER SPIEGEL 6/2014, 03.02.2014: Mann fürs Drama - der Eiskunstläufer Jewgenij Pljuschtschenko ist Russlands Star... https://magazin.spiegel.de/digital/i...14/6/124838713 http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/index-2014-6.html
FIGURE SKATING - king and mistress : Yevgeny Plyushchenko is Russia's star at the Olympic Games . Although he has ruined his body, he dares one last big show . Ambitious as it is only his wife.
"Yevgeny Plyushchenko supported with one hand on the hood of the sedan . He pressed his lips together , narrowed his eyes and looks at the camera . "Yes, the predatory gaze , wonderful ," exclaims the photographer. She presses the button, the camera clicks in staccato .
It's an afternoon in late December , Plyushchenko , 31, has a promotional appointment in Moscow. He poses at a photo shoot in a sales room of Mercedes -Benz , his sponsor . Plyushchenko turns a pirouette in front of the tuned sports car , flew the jacket of his tuxedo . " A true professional ," says the photographer.
Behind her visitors to the sales hall gather , they have discovered Plyushchenko . " We love you, Zhenya ," shouts a man in an Armani suit . Zhenya , which is Pljuschtschenkos pet name . So he called the whole country. [ ... ] Are you excited to see how it goes on ? To read the complete edition you arrive here at our offers." google translate
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 2h
(AFP) Olympics: 'The only one' Plushenko goes to Sochi under pressure via http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...under-pressure
The AFP wrote some inaccurate info about Plushy since Rus Nat.
http://en.rsport.ru/olympics/20140201/719484902.html Plushenko a Distraction, Not a Rival at Sochi Olympics - Chan
http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...d-medal-rival/ Patrick Chan: Plushenko more of a “distraction” than a gold medal rival
Evan Lysacek's respond:
@NBCOlympics You can never count @EvgeniPlushenko out, but more importantly you MUST respect his incredible career. Happy he'll be in Sochi.
http://www.sport-express.ru/olympic1...g/news/665095/ Patrick Chan: "If Plushenko wins,
take off my hat in front of him "
Figure skater Plushenko has a body of spare parts. But it has much
interesting czech article..
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 7m
Canadian skater Reynolds: I'm proud because i will compete at the Olympics with Plushenko http://translate.google.com/translat...sport%2F935095
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 1m
Isinbayeva: "I have no doubts, at the Olympics, Plushenko will give it away 100 percent" http://translate.google.com/translat...procentov.html
new montages: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f4G8L22VGU funny
https://www.facebook.com/edvin.marton check it! I can't wait the video
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02-03-2014, 02:52 PM
GOOO PLUSHY!!!! I can't believe Team Event Men SP is already this Thursday...
02-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Evan has good media training.
02-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Evan is much more diplomatic than Chan- but we already knew that, right?
Chan is indirectly saying that Plushenko CAN distract him. At the Olympics a distraction is not a good thing.
Honestly, I will be thrilled if Plushy makes the top 5 in the individual event. If he makes the top 10, I will be still happy. If he is able to skate all 4 events (2 SPs and 4 LPs) , mission accomplished!
02-03-2014, 05:42 PM
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 16m
(homevideos) Evgeni Plushenko arrived in Sochi - part1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N65aVxq-hpQ part2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umPbsC4qtdU
Plushenko News_Eng @PlushenkoNews 34m
Evgeni Plushenko: "I will compete at the Olympics and in team and individual competitions" http://translate.google.com/translat...e%2F14787.html
Kevin Reynolds: For Plushenko lack of practice is not a problem
02-03-2014, 05:49 PM
I am wondering if Plushenko's presence on the practice ice may affect other skaters- positively or negatively?
02-04-2014, 10:10 AM
OLYMPICS: Feature- Athletes arrive in Sochi -Evgeni Plushenko http://www.usatodaysportsimages.com/setImages/161771
Plushenko on Tuesday did not come out on the first training session in Sochi
http://www.sovsport.ru/sochi/texts/text-item/681481 google translate
Valentin Yudashkin on the Olympic suit Plushenko : The conditions were extreme, but we do not like to complain
Costume Evgeni Plushenko for the short program at the Sochi Olympics last week hit the Internet and caused a storm of responses . " Is it really would suit " haute couture " , as it will look like ? " - Plagued with questions spouse Eugene Yana Rudkovskaya journalists dozens of world media.
But Evgeni forbade his wife to give secrets. And Yana was silent . However, with the permission of the coach Evgeny Mishin costume creator , the famous couturier Valentin Yudashkin agreed to an exclusive interview with " Soviet Sport " reveal some secrets .
- Valentin , what was your first reaction in response to this proposal?
- First of all I must admit that I am a big fan of Zhenya Plushenko. And when you respect an athlete , you know , and our responsibility , and his excitement and his condition . For me, Evgeni Plushenko - part and continuation of the great era Rodnina , dancing couple Navka - Kostomarov, we well remember at the Olympics in Turin , which made the whole world to watch figure skating . But , unlike other long-gone legends , he still continues to ride !
It amazes me in it and more. It would seem , Evgeni, international star , an anthology of his performances - a huge collection , which has no analogues , but he is very humble guy ... and Zhena , and his coach , Alexei Mishin - modest , educated , slim and intelligent people . Working with them was very pleasant.
As for the costume , we have long , but very cautiously exchanged views, ideas and even on business trips I watched how the selection of the Olympic team , you remember how hard was this topic, I was browsing the news every hour . Finally, only 23 January finally learned that Jack was going to the Olympics and I immediately started to work. This news caught me in Italy. I drew sketches in Milan - praise email and watsapp, that all can be sent to another country and claim very quickly.
- Work was in extreme conditions truly Olympian ?
- I was listening to music Zhenya's short program , perceived wishes of Alexei Mishin , and his role is akin to the role of theater director ... It is worth noting that both Jack and Mishin - they are by nature people are " misleading " , they do not allow you to delve into doubt. I see a lot of people with strong character , they surround me almost every day , but Zhenya is quite different. It is very uncommon combination is cold , icy mind and passionate heart . All in all a ... And his suit in any case should not be my self-expression - it's not a fashion show. Music has character , character appearances , there is a rhythmic step , musical pace . And the costume is supposed to help , not distract . It 's not a costume not for the costume.
- Do I remember that you are not so often sewed costumes for skaters ?
- Before I worked with Gene Tatyana Navka . A men's suit for Evgeni Plushenko my first .
- Are you ready to suit words to describe this ?
- First of all, he is very strict . Nothing more. In the foreground, in the perception of music should act , Plushenko face , his hands , his character ... same costume as such - easy framing his character. Nothing more . It is important line , as in ballet. Emphasize emotion ...
- Valentin , Zhenya told me that he was actually very strict about the costumes, he rejected about fifty , which he nevertheless keeps dressing memory . Did you have to listen to his remarks and what they were ?
- We are all discussed in the process. We walked from the music, and I originally was important to capture the image . In this sense, I am an artist self-sufficient . And I see either that, or - in any way . Was made a collection of sketches that may be useful to his wife for other programs, such as this suit , and Zhenya saw him once ... He just coincided with the fact that they originally wanted to see in the short program . And then we just started to develop this theme further.
- Costume sewn into your fashion house ?
- No, we switched to St. Petersburg, so that Zhena was comfortable to ride on the fitting , then the results we primerok adjustments to assistants , designers, technologists , artists , decorators .... I was still in Milan , so we had to get up very early because of the time difference with Russia , it's too late to go to bed . The work lasted a week ... Conditions were tough , but we do not like to complain.
- Why do you only ordered a suit for the short program ?
- He is very emotional, clear as a flash ...
- By the way , I remember very well that you are " dressed " our Olympic team for the Olympics in Lilehammere .
- Yes, let it experience with the skaters I have hitherto had little , anyway , I perfectly understand what sport . Exactly, I designed costumes for our team in Lillehammer , when finance everything was very bad, and in Atlanta, when we ran the same way for sponsors and "punch" , and , incidentally, when I was offered a trip to the Olympics then I refused , suggesting instead I went to a relative of an athlete or a doctor ... I thought that there are people more important than me , and I can quite see the Olympics on TV ...
- But something tells me you do in Sochi will go .
- Yes, because , as I said , Zhenya - is an individual and, therefore, a special theme. I am waiting for his performances with such excitement , what I did not feel for a long time . Fifth number I will fly to Sochi ...
Yudashkin the most famous Russian designer: He came out to prominence during the 1980s, dressing Raisa Gorbacheva. He is considered the first post-Soviet designer to bring a contemporary Russian look to the international fashion world, wowing critics with sumptuous theatricality as well as wearable styles.
02-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Originally Posted by lala
He dressed Mrs Gorbacheva?? .....omg let's hope for the best!
PS Encouraged to hear that maybe Patrick will feel "distracted" !!
02-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Zhenya didn't come out on the first training session in Sochi
google translation... :-):
Training in Eugene planned only tomorrow and the day after tomorrow! All goes according to plan, thank you all for your understanding.
Held the Olympics in Sochi without Plushenko would be wrong - Weir
Skater Joubert: happy to once again fight for the Olympic ice with Plushenko
Head of the Technical Committee ISU: that Evgeni Plushenko missed training, there is no intrigue
Chan: I admire the determination and spirit Plushenko
Yuzuru Hanyu and Evgeni Plushenko Nippon TV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43orpw6cxXI
02-04-2014, 07:15 PM
In less than 48 hours, the team competition begins. How exciting! Go Plushy!