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Now do not rush!

An article Evgeni wrote for the Russian press after he returned from Israel, where he discussed his injury and two operations. 

-“When God stopped me, then I had to stop.” 

-(as I understood it) Last year, the doctors had actually advised him to wait longer, but he would not have made it in time to Sochi that way, so he still decided to start training earlier instead, in June. As a result, it turned out that one of the screws ended up being always just a tiny bit loose—the bone did not grow tightly enough around it. The impact of every jump shook it just a little bit more. 

-If he had continued: “…a bad landing, or even a successful landing, any load, and the screw might offend the spinal nerve. After that, I would not have thought about any competition, nor about medals, would never have thought about figure skating, but would learn to turn the wheels of a wheelchair.” 

-“I walked like a zombie before coming to Israel, not knowing what had happened.” 

-As it turned out in the second operation, some broken bits of bone came out when they removed the screw, but “they shoved them back” 

-He was thankful to the doctor for not showing him how big the screws were beforehand, only after they were removed from him. 

-“I am proud of myself actually. I feel pride and joy somewhere that I had passed through a difficult phase of life and sport. I go out a winner in this story.”

(I don’t know much about medicine, but right now, frankly I am feeling glad that somehow it was the titanium screw that broke in two, and not his vertebra…)



+ Yet one more from the ODRI show on April 1 (photo by Alenka)

Yet one more from the ODRI show on April 1 (photo by Alenka)

(Source: evgeni-plushenko.com)

13 notes | 04.09.14
tags | Evgeni Plushenko | Plushenko | ODRI


+ plutan:

В Петербурге чествовали победителей и участников Олимпиады в Сочи

receiving a “For Merit of Saint Petersburg” medal yesterday

plutan:

В Петербурге чествовали победителей и участников Олимпиады в Сочи

receiving a “For Merit of Saint Petersburg” medal yesterday



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(Source: zimtkind)

24 notes | 04.07.14
tags | Plushenko | always reblog


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shiny soft golden hair

(after the ODRI show on April 1)

(Source: fotki.yandex.ru)



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beautymeans:

Evgeny Plushenko
November 3, 1982
Scorpio
Russia



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“So I had to sacrifice my health for the sake of the country, for the Olympic gold medal. I do not regret anything. Therefore, I must confess : I am proud for myself actually. I feel pride and joy that I have passed through a difficult phase of life and sports. I go out a winner in this story .”

Evgeni Plushenko, in an article about his spine surgeries and his road to Sochi

(The whole article is worth reading, BTW, even if via google translate. He gives some more details about his operations)

(Source: ruspioner.ru)



+ One more from the Sergei Bermeniev photo session a little while ago

One more from the Sergei Bermeniev photo session a little while ago



+ We should not remember our heroes only by their glory and victories, and avert our eyes at the moments of their adversity, trying to forget as if ashamed. For these are the moments that reveal them to be human, and reveal us to be human. 
So I don’t wish that people will forget what happened in the men’s individual competition at Sochi, but I will wish that eventually, people will come to remember it as it was. Namely, that Evgeni Plushenko, a mere human being, lost only to God in this particular competition. And that steel and titanium broke, but not his spirit. 

We should not remember our heroes only by their glory and victories, and avert our eyes at the moments of their adversity, trying to forget as if ashamed. For these are the moments that reveal them to be human, and reveal us to be human. 

So I don’t wish that people will forget what happened in the men’s individual competition at Sochi, but I will wish that eventually, people will come to remember it as it was. Namely, that Evgeni Plushenko, a mere human being, lost only to God in this particular competition. And that steel and titanium broke, but not his spirit. 

(Source: fotki.yandex.ru)



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From the NBC video on his withdrawal (screencaps by Vera)

(Source: fotki.yandex.ru)



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