Who is evgeny plushenko dating

"They did not find him immediately and then it turned out that he was ill. I tried to do everything for the country, for the sport," he told Sovietsky Sport.

So, Russia had no representation in the men's individual competition.

"I want to make clear that the federation put no pressure on me," Plushenko said in a statement posted on the website of the Russian figure skating federation, citing his poor English for the confusion over the reasons for his withdrawal.

"I don't speak English fluently so my answers could have been incorrectly interpreted.

A visit to his web site reveals that he won a silver medal in 2002 and a gold in 2006.

NEW YORK – Russian figure skating legend Yevgeny Plushenko thinks Yuzuru Hanyu will earn a second straight gold medal in Pyeong Chang for one simple reason. And that’s it.” Hanyu, from Japan, would become the first men’s singles skater to repeat as Olympic champion since the U. Plushenko admits that Hanyu is a different skater now than when he captured gold in Sochi.

"Stop putting pressure on Yevgeny and all his family, it's already simply impossible," she said.

Likely joining Hanyu on the podium, Plushenko predicted, should be Spain’s Javier Fernandez – another skater he has known since he was young.

Plushenko and Fernandez once shared a coach in Alexei Mishin, though Fernandez now trains in Toronto with two-time Olympic silver medalist Brian Orser.

(CNN) -- The golden boy of Russian Winter Olympic sports Evgeni Plushenko is at the center of a whodunnit mystery in Sochi.

Was the four-time Olympian told to compete by the Russian skating federation despite suffering from a back problem?

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