Plushenko is Just 30!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWZtD7IUNr4 more than 1.033.000 viewers amazing video
This thread was opened in honor of Evgeni Plushenko, who will be 30 in 03 November. No one can deny his results, and many people believe that he is the best skater after II. World War. President of ISU Mr Cinquanta told to Gorshkov (http://www.rg.ru/2010/11/23/plushenko.html) :
Президент ИСУ Оттавио Чинкванта говорил мне, что считает Плющенко, возможно, лучшим одиночником всех послевоенных времен.
ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta told me that he thinks Plushenko probably the best single skater of the postwar era.
He deserves this thread. He has the most titles and the longest career, the people familiar with the name and love him. He proved he is really a legend. He was a teenager when he started to win competitions, and year after year we are amazed by his consistency. He gave so much to figure skating. He is an incredible athlete.
Six days time and he will celebrate his birthday, I would like to do a presentation of his career from the beginning to the present. I'm trying to make it interesting, because he's basically an interesting and exciting personality.
Main results( Wikipedia):
He is the 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist, 2002 Winter Olympics silver medalist, and 2010 Winter Olympics silver medalist, three-time (2001, 2003, 2004) World champion, seven-time (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012) European champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final champion and a nine-time (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012) Russian national champion.
Plushenko's technical achievements are numerous. He is one of the few male skaters to perform the Biellmann spin. He was the first skater in the world to perform a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop-double loop jump (4–3–2) combination in competition, at the 1999 NHK Trophy (he has since landed his 4–3–2 combination 26 times so far). He is the first skater to have landed a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop-triple loop (4–3–3) combination in competition, at the at the GPF Final 2002 (he has since landed his 4–3–3 combination four times so far). Plushenko is also the first skater to land a triple toe loop-triple toe loop-triple loop-double loop (3–3–3–2) combination, which was at the 2005 "ARD Gala". At the European Championships, he landed a six jump combination (3–3–2–2–2–2) in his exhibition program. He has landed a four jump combination; 4 toe loop-3 toe loop-2 loop-2 loop, at the World Championships in 2001. Plushenko has landed a consistent quadruple toe loop in competition, and has also landed a quadruple salchow in Samara, Russia at the 2004 "Second stage of Cup of Russia". It is estimated that he has landed a total of about 100 quads in competition.
At the age of 16, Plushenko was the youngest male skater to ever receive a perfect score of 6.0. He received a total of seventy five 6.0s before the new Code of Points judging system was introduced, most of them were presentation marks!
Plushenko is the only male figure skater in the modern history of the sport to have won three Olympic medals in singles (Gillis Grafström won four in the early years of the sport, from 1920–1932).
If anyone would like to read his biographical novel, can download it: http://www.mediafire.com/?z9ziocao3m3a1
(We could know why he not became an actor in USA…)
Very sincere book. This is not an official translation, one of his fans translated it into english , for free, she was working on it for six month, and then said that Plushy is a chosen man. But someone don't want to read, I briefly summarize…
Plushenko was born in Solnechny, Khabarovsk Krai,Siberia, Soviet Union. (Solnechny means Sonny, and his hair are the reasons why the Japanese fans call him Sonny boy) His parents were poor but honest workers. They worked on Baikal-Amur Mainline, but Plushy was constantly sick, and they have moved to Volgograd. Since he frequently suffered from colds, his mother decided he needed exercise and enrolled him in figure skating lessons at age four.
1992: short videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40M3l2jZ35w he was cute and very talented
When he was eleven years old, Plushenko's ice rink in Volgograd was forced to close. He was then sent to Saint Petersburg without parents.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_fgqwyMuYk he adores his mother.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixm3FTDIR_U the apartment where he lived alone in St. Petersburg…by CTV
Plushenko made quick progress on the international scene under Mishin's tutelage.
Mishin, one of the great wisecracking storytellers in skating, loves to describe 11-year-old Plushenko's arrival at the famed Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg: "He looked like a cheap chicken, very green and very blue and no fat .... very ecological!"
-His first debut on WJCH, 1995/96 season, 6th place
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRZoZWEzCYQ sooo cute
-As a 14-year-old, he won the 1997 World Junior Championships, this victory made him the youngest World Junior Champion ever.
At 15, he finished second at the senior European Championships and he finished third at the senior 1998 World Championships. This victory made him the youngest World medalist ever.
WCH SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7h-u...feature=relmfu Dick Button
ECH LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6o9V...eature=related very good skating
WCH LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOcGn...feature=relmfu Dick Button, Plushy is funny!!!
Exhibition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2st17...feature=relmfu unbeliveable! he has innate artistry
1998 Worlds K&C after LP - Plushenko marks and Yagudin reaction
(Sorry my bad english)