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Plushenko May Take Part in 2018 Olympics 'if Health Allows'

rinkwatchers:

Please sit down Plushenko. We know you love to skate but seriously.

Health wise this is beyond retarded.

Plushie doesn’t skate to participate he skates to win medals so I know he’ll be eyeing his 5th Olympic medal, and he’s probabaly hoping it’ll be in the team event. Like I’ve said in previous posts. There must be 3 (depending on how many spots they get) Russian male skaters between now and 2018 who can make sure he’s not on the team. Adian will hopefully be one of them. But we’ll see. If he can make the team (this time with no devious shenanigans) then he truely is the best ever ever and I’ll never write anything even slightly negative about him again. But we’ll see.

I don’t know if he’ll make it or not. We’ll see. I just saw this and couldn’t resist butting in about two small points (imho only, of course). 

1. “We know you love to skate”: actually, the more I think, the more I wonder if maybe, just maybe, we don’t know exactly how much he loves skating. What I mean is, it’s hard to gauge another’s mind with one’s own in general. And I suspect that’s especially true when the other person is extraordinary. 

2. “devious shenanigans”: about this I am slightly more certain about the facts (though as an outsider, I cannot be completely sure). My strong belief (based on analysis of certain facts and things said by people on all sides at the time) was that indeed there were devious shenanigans, but they were not from Plushenko or people on his team. (Of course, this is not to say that’s what this post was saying or implying, but just in case people happen to get that impression….Details are long and complicated and can be found on my posts from Dec. - Feb. 2014. My apologies.)



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“Half month ago in Japan, I jumped the first triple axel, and then, in Guangzhou in China, I made ​​this Axel five time in a row, and then four times - a quadruple toe loop. After that, I felt good - felt myself as healthy man.”

—Evgeni Plushenko, another interview around Aug. 7

(Source: itar-tass.com)



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“I’m ready for sacrifice.”

—Evgeni Plushenko, in an interview a little while back around Aug. 7, about his hopes for continuing

(Source: itar-tass.com)



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more from Guangzhou, by @深海小章鱼_E

(Source: weibo.com)



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Guangzhou, Aug. 1, by@深海小章鱼_E on weibo

(Source: weibo.com)



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And some more from Beijing, July 25, from the photographer @牛大庆 on weibo 

(P. S. click on source at upper right corner for bigger)

(Source: photo.weibo.com)



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From Guangzhou, Aug. 1



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“Not everyone likes everything. Some do not. and Twitter too sometimes reproach. I read, take note, but you can not let it in the soul: because then nothing happens. Yes I’m still on this path alone. Why am I torturing myself, feel, try to go on? And why not, why not try it?”

—Evgeni Plushenko, on those who criticize him, and the eternal question of “why?”

(Source: rg.ru)



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two more



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a few more from yesterday (from Itar-Tass): father and son



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