He won't. Just to spite all of you.
Before the Team Meeting for the Team Event
Before the Team Event SP
Before the Team Event FS
Before the Team Meeting for the Individual Events
Before the Men's SP
Before the Men's FS
He's fragile; he'll withdraw during one of his skates
He's literally made of steel; he not withdraw
He won't. Just to spite all of you.
if Russia wins a medal in the team competition and Plushenko wins a bronze in the individual (of course you all will SCREAM!!!!), he will have 5 Olympic medals in FS. I think that may be unprecedented. I am not sure what happened in the early days when there were just figures- may be someone (Grafstrom?) won 5 Olympic medals? I may check skatabase later to find out, but that takes time and I have a busy week.
Plushenko winning a medal in the individual event (if he actually skates that), would mean everyone else has messed up. To win a medal he's going to need help and lots of it.
If everything is judged fairly.
'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne
I'm in shock
Well, a lot can happen between now and the Olympics. I won't believe anybody is going to show up until they put themselves on the ice. Frankly, I'm focused on the dance competition because I don't think I have ever enjoyed a figure skating experience more than I have Charlie and Meryl. If Plushenko is the recipient of corrupt "secret skate" backroom shenanigans, it's a shame. If he had gone to Euros and at least done well, I'd say good for him. But it all seems so.....sleazy.
And, the number of medals accumulated does not equate memorable skates for me. I honestly can't recall a single Plushenko program outside of the 2002 SLC silver, which was fabulous. I really, truly used to like him so much! Oh well...I hope all will go well for him and for everyone on the team.
All that the ISU said was that Russia can't swap Plushenko for Kovtun in between the SP and LP of the TE; if an injury does occur, they have until February 10th to plead their case for a substitution into the individual event.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields
I just wanted to say you:
It is not a closed game in the background. Tarasova is a very strong player, if you read the Rusian media you will know she is working a lot on this war. She is a very influental person and she speaks slimy lies to the public, but in private conversations with Pisees, Gorshkov, Lakernik make further pressure to put Kovtun in individual competition. In Russia her media lobby wrote awful things about Plushy. She has influence as politician, CSKA (moscow) club, she works in TV ice shows with Averbukh, etc....and not only in Russian media - russian correspondents who writing for Reuters, BBC, AP also her's people...http://www.championat.com/olympic14/...olimpiade.html Read Yagudin..
So I'm abig fan of Plushy, and I always support him like many his fans all over the world..but I think we will be less in this game.
And what is doing Plushy? IHe doesn't speak with anyone, doesn't read any news...and I hope draws its strength from this http://instagram.com/p/j4XNDqjq32/#
I'm curious what will happen,, but that won't be only Plushy's fault..
And I can't wait for second part of his biography... He is a very sincere person...
Last edited by lala; 02-02-2014 at 08:58 AM.
Ice is slippery, but Plush is fragile.
Well done, the four of you who got it right.
That was great
The duct tape didn't last.
Happy for him winning the team event but the younger skaters deserved a chance.Was the half victory worthy?It was without a doubt. He overcome so much just going on the ice but i didn't see the point of his decision before and i still don't see it now.
This a tragedy for him and the Russian people.. think about it logically. He wanted to compete. He knows many people went to the competition because of him .. When he withrew the people have lost interest in the race and went out from the arena .. And he knew it .. he easily can get 90 points, look at he would have been in third place .. it would have been perfect for him. But if he would be 4-5 place, no matter the Russians love him for it.. I think this withrawal is much worse for him..