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With that, he skated over for a heart-to-heart with his coach, Alexei Mishin, the father figure he's been working with for 20 years.From there, Plushenko went to the judges' area, gave them the bad news and then skated out to center ice as his name was called on the public address system.But it doesn't explain why the Russians chose to give Plushenko their one and only slot in the men's competition at Sochi.Unerring hindsight now makes it clear the better choice would have been Maxim Kovtun, the rapidly rising 18-year-old who won Russia's national championship this year in Plushenko's absence.John Powers of It was a gamble, sports minister Vitaly Mutko conceded, 'but what is better — just to go and give a worthy performance or to take a risk and taste the champagne?' They went for the bubbly, which Plushenko had provided so often before."Plushenko had dropped so many hints that he might call it quits in Sochi after figure skating's team event that NBC commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir at times talked about him in the past tense.“It doesn't matter what kind of result it will be in the end.Kovtun wouldn't have been a medal contender, having placed only fifth at the European Championships.But he would have gained valuable Olympic experience in front of many of the same judges who likely will be grading him at the 2018 Games in South Korea.
What he has failed to acknowledge is that, if his footwork and spins had been remotely as good as gold medalist Evan Lysacek’s, he would probably have won easily.Plushenko left figure skating once before, after winning in Turin in 2006. He took a two-year break, largely because of the injuries that still plague him. "I think it's God saying, 'Evgeni, enough, enough with skating,'" said Plushenko (via The Associated Press). A Good Start Evgeny Plushenko was born on November 3, 1982, in Solnechny, Khabarovsk Krai. He started skating at age of four, and soon became one of the most successful pupils in his sports school.In his first years he learned to make a bielmann spin - a very upright figure skating spin, which is very popular in professional skating.