Evgeni Plushenko

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Plushenko: Russia Made Me Skate Hurt. Er, No, It Didn't

He initially says yes, then backtracks

(Newser) - In a surprise move, Russian figure skating star and three-time Olympic medalist Evgeni Plushenko pulled out of the men's individual competition at the Sochi Olympics just before he was supposed to skate his short program last week , due to an injury, then quickly announced his retirement from the sport.... More »

Evan Lysacek Takes Figure Skating Gold

American edges out Plushenko in stunning upset

(Newser) - Evan Lysacek has upset defending champion Evgeni Plushenko to become the first American to take the men's figure skating gold since Brain Boitano in 1988. The Russian had a slight advantage after the short program but dropped to silver thanks to some sloppy landings and a weak jump, the AP... More »

Plushenko Nails Short Program

Russian's skate victory sets up thriller final with Lysacek

(Newser) - Russia's Evgeni Plushenko has won the figure skating short program at the Vancouver Olympics, the first step toward defending his title. Plushenko posted a monster 90.85 points early in the program last night, daring the competition to beat it. World champion Evan Lysacek of the US and Japan's Daisuke... More »

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