Yes, but that was then and this is now. Four years ago in Vancouver I agree that Plush would have won if others went down...but that didn't happen. After multiple injuries and surgeries, a body that is much older than his competitors, and the fact that many in the field are able to perform quads as well or better than he ever could, leads me to believe that his chances of being perfect while all the other top guys mess up in one way or another just isn't realistic. Chan, Hanyu, Fernandez, Takahashi and a few others have reached his level technically and artisically. Plushenko is a long shot to win gold even in Russia.
Originally Posted by Blades of Passion