You make a good point - the last image many people have of Plushenko is of him grimacing in pain in the Olympic warmup and having to withdraw to the disappointment of millions of Russians and other skating fans. If I was an athlete I could understand not wanting that to be my final performance and wanting to have one more shot at redeeming myself.
http://video.yandex.ru/users/ver2106/view/8 look at his face and his eyes...That decision was really hard for him.. He wanted to compete he knew the millions of Russians were waiting for his performance..
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He looks ... so old!
As of March 2013 - no longer scared of TAHbKA or Andrey aka Pushkin
I'm confused. Where was this photo taken? It looks like a shopping mall.
I remember sitting on that very chair. So bizarre. What a tacky location for wedding photo.
Yes, I can see the paint wearing away off the bench. Needs a fresh coat.
It's not just that Stepanova/Bukin had a fall on the lift in the FD at 2013 Skate Canada but most of their lifts this season looked at least a little bit heavy and laboured at the best of times. Even when clean, they didn't have the kind of effortless flow you are going to see from the top teams.
And looking at V/M and S/B from this season, V/M seem to have some more height difference between them.
But he hasn't aged well.