That's because his skating is very outdated!!!
No, it's because all the top men are falling on their ***es left and right. The higher the placement, the more the falls!
^It's just a relatively new fashion! The poster ciocio wanted to say that Plushenko doesn't follow this fashion and therefore he is deemed oudated!
Seriously, I am like many others, want to believe that his appearance in competitions will change this sick tendency in the current men's events. At least a little.
Figure skating world rankings? Pretty dumb, the only rankings that should be relevant are the Grand Prix point ranks
glad to see he's in though.
leave no stone unturned
Stephane talking about Plu and Gatsi. He was probably asked since he trained them , especially Arthur and Elisaveta, in Mishin camps.
Stephane Lambiel: "Gachinski is not the second Plushenko. He is his own man"
Q: Recently, one of the main discussion topics in figure skating is yet another return to the ice of Evgeni Plushenko. What are your thoughts on this subject?
Stephane: I saw Zhenya's performance at Russian Nationals in Saransk and in my eyes Plushenko was magnificent, well, as always. I think for the time he had, Evgeni was in a pretty good shape. About his technical abilities we all already know. I always said if he's healthy and motivated he would come back. So I'm looking forward to the European Championships in Sheffield, with his participation, and of course I wish him good luck and many wins this season.
Q: Is it good for figure skating, when someone, who was already leaving the sport twice, is still a competitor for the gold in all the major competitions?
Stephane: You have to understand, that's not Evgeni's problem. If he himself is mentally prepared to take this road once again, from beginning to the end, then why not do it. I sincerely admit, I admire Plushenko's decision to come back again - it is a very bold move, once again proving what a great athlete Zhenya is and a real champion. I still remember all our battles, in Turin and in other big competitions. Sport - it is a real battle, but sometimes it happens, that your opponent is stronger than you and you have to accept that, as did I in my time.
Q: There's one more Mishin's student, Artur Gachinski. Will he be the second Plushenko - will it be good for him or bad?
Stephane: I think it won't happen, Artur has his own charisma. Besides, the skating styles of Plushenko and Gachinski are completely different. so there's no point comparing them. Believe me, they are totally different and we should give Artur a chance to be himself. Gachinski is not the second Plushenko. He is his own man.
Q: How about you, is 26 the age when one ought to finally say "no" to professional sport?
Stephane: Well yes, that is my case (laughs). My goal was 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and unfortunately I could not win a medal there, finishing 4th. Now I perform in various shows and I love it. So I have no regrets and no thoughts of coming back - I'm content with the life I now live.
Very enlightening interview. Thanks, Seniorita! Lambiel sounds like such a nice guy, too.