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    Evgeni Plushenko

    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.
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    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).[62]

    Biography:

    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…

    Early years:

    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=ZegtnW4RVYQ
    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.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwutW...eature=related

    1998.
    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
    Interesting video:
    1998 Worlds K&C after LP - Plushenko marks and Yagudin reaction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMwbf...ure=plpp_video

    (Sorry my bad english)
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    Happy Birthday to Zhneya, Truly one of a kind skater
    can't wait for his birthday party show tommorow

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    Mini Plush doesn't have a big nose ? How is it possible... . Actually, the room in the state communal apartment that they could afford to rent years ago is currently no longer considered livable by the local government. Because it is too small to fit for habitation standards, according to the current St-Petersburg local law, i.e. it's smth. like lesser than 10 square meters ot somesuch. Nowdays it's juridically non-residential premises that can be used as a closet or maintenance room by the residents of that communal apartment. That is where his career started. The dude is absolutely self-made.

    Here is probably the longest documentary about Plu, over 2.5 hours, made in 2006:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8LGKlNJlS0
    Here with the English subtitles:
    1:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_fgqwyMuYk
    2:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1c3pE1bK84
    3:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O-OW2DmMtA
    4:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqOquG6xh8A
    5:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0I00Kd4qSo
    6:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB2PDzouzSY
    7:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qdWHrP37zU
    8:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxBcqaKLUvA
    9:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpy1-2GTjzM
    10:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLcyg-KW3I0
    11:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBqGEGsRigc
    12:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN2Xwdh_Uyk

    One of the best performance in his long career. I was in the arena and it was surely one of the most heated audience in my career of a fan :
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEJXkfMYTX4

    The current Plu at the most recent performance at GSA. No quad in that darkness but the gorgeous 3A is all there:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2czK1sogSas
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    1998/99
    Russian champion
    Skate Canada winner , he beat Stojko
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERny2YinRdI
    NHK Trophy winner
    Japan Open winner
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1vHflKsyU0 Crazy Bird, hardly believe, that he was only 16.
    GPF 3th place
    In ECH and in WCH he won silver medal
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prB1kNhnGPI Hava Nagila, great performance!!!
    LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6du6AV8rniU Jean- Michel Jarre medley
    Ex. : Crazy bird

    1999/ 2000
    Russian champion
    NHK Trophy winner:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aGZXEs4dIE Dark eyes : first 4-3-2 combo in competition. Look at the presenation points, isn’t he artistry????
    COR winner
    GPF winner
    ECH gold medalist ( first time he beat Yagudin in international competition) His points and Yagudin’s reaction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byMrwtOhPcc
    WCH 4th!
    Sp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5dN8IK9TMI Sabre Dance
    LP: Dark eyes
    EX: I can’t find video

    2000/2001
    Somebody thinks, this is the reason why he won everything in this year. Funny!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0BtVPavDR0
    Russian champion
    COR winner NHK Trophy winner
    GPF winner
    Plushy and Yag in K&C http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqlNAgbYyIk cute video
    ECH gold medalist
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqUBlz5a89s Pasadena, lovely!!!
    WCH gold medalist
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQo4mLyGsNE Bolero I was in shock after this
    LP1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK6GucbtVGs Once upon a time in America
    LP2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aQdGyJQ1cU I’m dying for it
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GTyuR_AopM&feature=fvsr Sex bomb, relatively high-quality video and the whole exhibition! Who doesn’t know? ))
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    Happy Birthday to Plushenko! Thanks for all of the video links! Quite an impressive resume and legacy and
    he is still competing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    Mini Plush doesn't have a big nose ? How is it possible... . Actually, the room in the state communal apartment that they could afford to rent years ago is currently no longer considered livable by the local government. Because it is too small to fit for habitation standards, according to the current St-Petersburg local law, i.e. it's smth. like lesser than 10 square meters ot somesuch. Nowdays it's juridically non-residential premises that can be used as a closet or maintenance room by the residents of that communal apartment. That is where his career started. The dude is absolutely self-made.

    Here is probably the longest documentary about Plu, over 2.5 hours, made in 2006:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8LGKlNJlS0
    Here with the English subtitles:
    1:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_fgqwyMuYk
    2:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1c3pE1bK84
    3:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O-OW2DmMtA
    4:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqOquG6xh8A
    5:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0I00Kd4qSo
    6:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB2PDzouzSY
    7:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qdWHrP37zU
    8:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxBcqaKLUvA
    9:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpy1-2GTjzM
    10:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLcyg-KW3I0
    11:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBqGEGsRigc
    12:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN2Xwdh_U

    One of the best performance in his long career. I was in the arena and it was surely one of the most heated audience in my career of a fan :
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEJXkfMYTX4

    The current Plu at the most recent performance at GSA. No quad in that darkness but the gorgeous 3A is all there:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2czK1sogSas
    Happy birthday to Plushy!!

    And Let's talk you are so so lucky to see that perfect performance live!

    PS: the links for for the 11 and 12 parts of the documentary do not work (though I am not sure they exist...);D

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    1999/ 2000
    COR winner
    Quote Originally Posted by yaya124 View Post
    And Let's talk you are so so lucky to see that perfect performance live!

    PS: the links for for the 11 and 12 parts of the documentary do not work (though I am not sure they exist...);D
    Video 11 works fine on my computer. In the link for Video 12 was indeed a misprint in my original post (I missed last two letters: ohwell, I edited. Thanks for pointing that out.

    I saw him live a lot since I was lucky to be from the same city! COR in 1999 was also held in his home town but it was in the old skate arena SKK (the New Arena wasn't available yet, under construction), located a little far from the subway (imagine to work on foot from the station in Russian winter! ) and less convenient. But who cares, we knew why we came . After the competition he said in the interview that he was very shocked by the fact that a second the music started, the audience started applauding. Why wouldn't they if it was a gypsy dance! It simply happens automatically with Russians! He felt surprised but we found out about that only later in the interview, because neither his skating nor any move of his face or body didn't reveal his true feeling. He won.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=npKJRG0g78A

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    Happy Birthday, Plushy!

    Time really flies. I still remember 1998 World, witnessing how a star was born. Even though at that time I was sure that he will be a great Champion one day, I never had dreamed what he actually achieved later. To many around the world, he is synonymous to the sport of figure skating. I wonder how long we will have to wait to see another three-time Olympic medalist in figure skating.

    Let's talk, you saw THAT Nijinsky performance live? Oh, you lucky lucky people in Saint Petersburg! His best competitive performances are always in his home town, Saint Petersburg 300 at GPF 2003, and Nijinsky at Russian National.

    I always feel a bit strange that his best gala performances (in my opinion) are all in Vancouver, the debut of Sex Bomb and Je Suis Malade.
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    Let's talk I'm envious of you!!!You could see live that beauty!!! Perfect music, perfect performance, perfect young man...Nijinsky!!!

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    2001/2002

    Russian Champion
    COR winner
    GPF silver medalist ,
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghKRI...eature=related Michael Jackson medley love it!
    LP:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coDu5...eature=related The story of an rartist , this was his first program in this season, but the judges didn’t like it. So they made a new LP, they had one and half month.
    ECH he didn’t compete, because wasn’t ready the new program

    SLC Olympic Games: silver medalist

    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qut2CjxJ2tw Michael Jackson medley he fell!!! :(
    LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhIiisXRBys Carmen, great performance!!!!
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORUPuKhjTp8 Carmen version + encore, he fell!!! but he was unbeliveable cute!!! The commentators couldn't stop the laugh!!! This is Plushenko…
    Plushy watching Yagudin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj4j1...eature=related
    WCH didn’t compete, I think his soul was sick

    2002/2003

    COR winner
    GPF winner
    LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7WXLsJlAiw&noredirect=1 St Petersburg 300, the first perfect 4-3-3 combo in FS history, 6 6.0 for his presentation. For me, one of the best male program ever..
    ECH winner
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAMATAtaVXc Adagio, so beautiful
    WCH winner
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wmN6LzDxkE brilliant! and a good quality video

    2003/ 2004

    Russian Champion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkhn4KbisJc&feature=fvsr Tribut to Nijinsky eleven 6.0 best performance!!! Fantastic music, choreography, for me this is the best moment of male FS
    Skate Canada winner
    Trophy Lalique winner
    GPF silver medalist
    ECH silver medalist
    LP: he fell! not once I can’t find video :(
    EX1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15UjaPyaccw Nijinsky
    one comment:
    „A great tribute from the russian figure skating to the russian ballet !
    And young Plushy is looking completely like a fairy-tale elf here. Absolutely gorgeous and unreal, he is dancing or flying across the frozen lake in the moonlight.
    Along with the music the whole scene is mysterious! „ and it's absolute right!
    EX2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHyHJ...yinmFDs286ioww Beethoven's 5th symphony
    WCH gold medalist
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGanRnHVNIs Tango and Flamenco. Fantastic!!!
    LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3a61BJQp7o
    EX1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOBMY_aCR-k Beethoven 5th symphony
    EX2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ooGF...eature=related Hafanana
    EX3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzZCc...eature=related Asissay FUNNY!
    The crowd went crazy for him!!
    Last edited by plushyfan; 11-01-2012 at 04:28 AM.

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    Happy Birthday, Plushy!

    After more than a decade of excellence, the dominant OGM and two silvers, three WC and four GPF titles, he's still a contender. Magnificent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilywang View Post
    Oh, you lucky lucky people in Saint Petersburg! His best competitive performances are always in his home town, Saint Petersburg 300 at GPF 2003, and Nijinsky at Russian National.
    Oh, that freakingly cold winter of St-Petersburg 300 . The season is usually mild, above -10C. But sometimes the temperature dropped overnight down to -30C or lower and it can stay like that for weeks ! That was one of those years, with champagne frozen in bottles at New Year coundown outside, red wine survived longer, nothing can ever happens to vodka, I was just not grown-up enough yet... Big thanks to RFSF that they put GPF in St-Petersburg as one of events of its 300 anniversary. Unfortunately I was in a mountain ski camp overseas and that was the only reason possible why I didn't see it live- I was simply not in town. But in his hometown his unlucky performances also took place. Like in Cup of Russia 2001 where he fell twice, a so rare thing to him that I observed live too ... what?... a fall ! Still won due to no competition. To say the truth the first fall was on the historical attemp to land 4L first time in fs history, the second was on 4T, he was terribly disappointed in K&C: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6fZdfnsVs Later in gala he unpacked one of the hugest bouquet of red roses that someone gave him and threw the flowers to the audience. I assumed it was his way to apologize to the people for his not perfect performance. Personaly, it took me more than ten years to see his butt on the ice again- in Japan Open 2012 just recently. Years with no falls. Some current fake champ should feel envious.
    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    2003/ 2004
    ECH silver medalist
    LP: he fell! not one time
    .....
    WCH gold medalist
    .....
    The crowd went crazy for him!!
    Ironically, Nijinskij year was his both- the greatest success and the worst nightmare in his career. Here is the documentary about that season, the dude behind the screen rants in German, but don't worry to much if you are not fluent, it's quite understandable what is going on. He fell more than once in EC and lost to Joubert. In the interview he took all reponsibility on himself and said that he relaxed too much and underestimated the rivals. Then in WC in Dortmund he won, went crazy too and screamed in K&C. Later in the interview to R-media he said that he feel madly happy that he could finish this season unbeaten www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2841lVtRMQ

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    Thank you, I know this documentary, but I forgot, that we can see the falls in it. I like Smekalov, beautiful dancer and great choreographer..and Artur is a cute little boy

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    Thanks "plushyfan" for opening this topic, and story, and links ... "let`s talk" - for your memories

    Plushy's 14 years of presence at the top of world's skating deserve every respect! ... and all this emotions, which where there...

    Happy B-day Plushy, in advance!!! .... right now, just "29,9"




    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    1999/ 2000
    ...
    WCH 4th!
    EX: I can’t find video
    ...
    Here are EX:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RaAmiTjenE


    On Plushy's official youtube channel, you have almost all videos from his competitions, shows, documentary, interviews, news, montages.... by Playlists:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/PlushenkoOfficial

    Some playlists which not could fit on main page...
    1995-1998 Competitions / Соревнования:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL99F6E738BEEBBC7F
    1998-1999 Competitions / Соревнования:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5BDA99A0A7B7E5B5
    1999-2000 Competitions / Соревнования:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAFBDCC1AA31C0FE2
    2000-2001 Competitions / Соревнования:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0D57CE17FF0E30CE
    ....
    Interviews / Интервью:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL994FEABDBE9CA705
    Documentary / Документальные фильмы:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFD088496A3945375
    Evgeni on TV / Евгений на ТВ:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL92B830673A02D37C
    Fan's montages:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF0DE1F1B5BCBBDF7
    TV shows / ТВ шоу:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE7F122CDE801B755

    ... and many more :-p

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    Thank you Plushyta!

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