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    News Plushenko: I'll Defend European Title

    RIA Novosti - Seven-time European figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko will be back to defend his title in Zagreb next year but will skip the Grand Prix season, he told R-Sport in a recent interview, and also discussed his new-found love of golf.

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    Plushenko...pro golfer =)

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    Good news, that!!

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    a bit disappointed he'll skip GP but at least he will compete in Japan Open
    and after FS in 2014 he'll try as a golfer ? maybe we'll see Zhenya in Rio 2016 in Golf ? lol

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    So relieved he'll skip GP. I've been worried about the fact that the human body has a limited supply of knees and hips.

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    That makes sense-skipping the GP. He won in 2012 so easily- it was ridiculous. It was such an easy victory. He lost the SP to Gachinski but no one approached him the FS. I don't know what happened to Amodio and Brezina and Fernandez. Amodio didn't do as bad as Brezina and Fernandez but it was so interesting how the frontrunners for medals dropped very badly. For 2013 I hope its a real fight. Brezina, Plushenko Verner, Amodio, Joubert, Gachinski, Fernandez and maybe others- depends on the GP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightphoton View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    a bit disappointed he'll skip GP but at least he will compete in Japan Open
    and after FS in 2014 he'll try as a golfer ? maybe we'll see Zhenya in Rio 2016 in Golf ? lol

    You are right. He wants to go to Rio 2016 as a golfer. Although I think the golf is not an Olympic sport...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    You are right. He wants to go to Rio 2016 as a golfer. Although I think the golf is not an Olympic sport...
    from Wiki:
    Golf was featured in the Summer Olympic Games official programme in 1900 and 1904. At the IOC session in Copenhagen in October 2009, the IOC decided to reinstate this event for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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    I'm glad he's going to do Europeans. But there's no mention of Worlds. Is he going to compete there??--I hope so! It won't be the same without him.

    In other Plush news, I read elsewhere that he and his wife are expecting a baby in December or January. Best wishes to them!

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    Images of Plushy and Michael Phelps playing golf together are flashing before my eyes....

    Can't wait to see Plushy at Euros (or videos of it)....hope he can stay healthy and skate great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyria View Post
    I'm glad he's going to do Europeans. But there's no mention of Worlds. Is he going to compete there??--I hope so! It won't be the same without him.

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    Boasting about defending a regional title?

    I somehow doubt if Yuna fans would feel the same satisfaction if she said "I am skipping Worlds but I will win the 4CC title."


    I don't think Mishin will let Plushy on competitive ice against Chan and Dai until Sochi. (Sorry, the JO does not count.)

    But will this "chuck and duck" strategy pay off....... or lead to another unpleasant show of poor sportsmanship and whining on the world stage if Plushy fails once again to win the OGM?

    Is that really going to be good for skating?


    Plushy owes nothing to anybody as he is already a legendary skater and one of the all-time greats.

    But does this show how little Mishin cares for the CoP?
    What coach in their right mind would turn his back on the greatness of the CoP?

    As many have said about the new system "all Mishin would have to do is see where his skater fell short at WORLDS and using the CoP scores work on that until Sochi."

    Mishin is no fool and doesn't believe in fairytales.
    The results at Sochi are sure to be as controversial as Vancouver.

    Factors above and beyond the CoP will determine the Sochi podium.
    Whether we like it or not it should be interesting to skating fans but will undoubtably turn off the public.

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    ^

    but still Zhenya, Chan and Takahashi will have a chance to battle it out at Japan Open

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