Plushenko Tangos His Way to European Gold

Jan 28, 2012 Full story: en.rian.ru 44

Evgeny Plushenko tangoed his way to European championships gold on Saturday, emphatically announcing his return to the international scene with a near perfect free skate that left the competition trailing in his masterful wake.

The 29-year-old Russian suppressed the pain of a knee and back injury to execute a glorious succession of jumps and spins that began with a textbook quadruple toe loop, earning first place from compatriot Artur Gachinsky in second and Florent Amodio of France in third.

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“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#1 Jan 28, 2012
“I did today a good job, I skated very well, and I am proud of myself, believe me.… What can I say? I’m so happy, I’m really happy,” Plushenko said, earning a seventh European title.

Plushenko, in a glitter-laden tuxedo, performed a silky routine set to Tango de Roxanne, earning a total of 176.52 points from the judges. Gachinsky was a full 15 points behind, while Amodio was another six points back.

The performance vindicates Plushenko’s decision to return to international competition for the first time since winning silver at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics; with the aim of representing Russia at the country’s first Winter Games in Sochi in 2014.

Plushenko has said he will pass up the potential next stage in his comeback, the March world championships in Nice, France, to get much-needed surgery on his left knee in Munich. The ligament damage that has had the six-time world champion in constant pain this week.

“I think when I’m gonna be healthy I can skate even better,” Plushenko said.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#2 Jan 28, 2012
crazy,

are you an ice dancer too ?

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#3 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
crazy,
are you an ice dancer too ?
LOL
No, but like the most of Russians, I like figure skating. Successes in this sport are important for us.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#4 Jan 28, 2012
Why is it important for Russians to see some poofter to jump a triple jump on ice ?
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#5 Jan 28, 2012
coolncrazy wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL
No, but like the most of Russians, I like figure skating. Successes in this sport are important for us.
You are not a fairy, are you. One would follow the sport only because females in it. Especially strudles like Katarina Witt.

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#6 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
Why is it important for Russians to see some poofter to jump a triple jump on ice ?
Quadruple jumps. Because it's difficult. Hockey and figure skating probably the most important types of winter sport for us. So, I post the news about them.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#7 Jan 28, 2012
coolncrazy wrote:
<quoted text>
Quadruple jumps. Because it's difficult. Hockey and figure skating probably the most important types of winter sport for us. So, I post the news about them.
Your leader Lenin loved to skate, correct. I have heard he skated even while living in Europe.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#8 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
Why is it important for Russians to see some poofter to jump a triple jump on ice ?
Some say pike the farts eyes get wide as spandex gets stuck in the crack of those skating pofs.

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#9 Jan 28, 2012
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
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Your leader Lenin loved to skate, correct. I have heard he skated even while living in Europe.
What he prefered - tea or coffee? Milk chocolate or dark? I feel you know so much about him like nobody else. It seems he is rather your leader than our. LOL

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

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#10 Jan 28, 2012
Hockey, I can understand, but to watch some poofter jumping around ?
On one hand, you Russians ban poofter´s parade, but when they are jumping on ice, you admire them.
I do not get it.

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#11 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
Hockey, I can understand, but to watch some poofter jumping around ?
Please explain the difference in your perception.
I mean, figure skating is individual sport. Meanwhile hockey, football and so on are same-sex close-contact team sports. If think about what is more "gay", I think football is beating everything. LOL

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#12 Jan 28, 2012
coolncrazy wrote:
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Please explain the difference in your perception.
I mean, figure skating is individual sport. Meanwhile hockey, football and so on are same-sex close-contact team sports. If think about what is more "gay", I think football is beating everything. LOL
The football is gay to you ?
crazy, I am beginning to worry about you.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#13 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
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The football is gay to you ?
crazy, I am beginning to worry about you.
Perhaps crazy meant ukrainka style of play is gay. We all know how pike interprets the term headbutt. The cretin even practices it on Ape almost daily.

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#14 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
<quoted text>The football is gay to you ?
Absolutely!
When they hug and kiss each other after each goal - you think it is not? LOL
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#15 Jan 28, 2012
coolncrazy wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely!
When they hug and kiss each other after each goal - you think it is not? LOL
Only thing limeys do after a goal is smash each other over the head with a broken bottle. Ukrainkos and polaks prefer to poke minors though.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#16 Jan 28, 2012
coolncrazy wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely!
When they hug and kiss each other after each goal - you think it is not? LOL
Personally, I have not seen any footballers kissing after they scored though.
Is that common in Russia ?
Kubek

Garwolin, Poland

#17 Jan 28, 2012
Wow, he's only 29? Seems like he's been out there forever, really.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#18 Jan 28, 2012
Kubko,

do you ice skate too ?

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#19 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
<quoted text>
Personally, I have not seen any footballers kissing after they scored though.
Is that common in Russia ?
It's common everywhere, you probably don't like to watch football if you don't know that. I don't like to watch it too. Very boring game.
Kubek

Garwolin, Poland

#20 Jan 28, 2012
Pesky army wrote:
Kubko,
do you ice skate too ?
Not like them, no, never. Bet I wouldn't land off an Axel without busting my knee severely.

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