(Pacific Coast News)Evgeni Plushenko didn't win over many American figure skating fans when he made it clear last week what he thought of Evan Lysacek's narrow Gold Medal victory. The Russian skater felt his ability to land the difficult quad mid-air spin made him a clear winner over Lysacek. "I think we need to change the judging system -- a quad is a quad," he said. "If an Olympic champion doesn't do a quad, well I don't know...Now it's not men's figure skating, it's dancing. The...Read Full Story
Evan Lysacek took the gold at the Men's Figure Skating competition last night, beating out Russian Evgeni Plushenko, who was defending his number one title. And Plushenko didn't hold back when discussion Lysacek's performance after the scores were announced: He made it clear he didn't think Lysacek deserved to win. According to Reuters, Plushenko said in a press conference, "I was sure I'd won. Obviously, Evan needs the medal more than me, maybe because I've got one already." Ouch...Read Full Story
Game on, guys.Reigning Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko posted a monster 90.85 points early in the men's short program Tuesday night, daring the competition to beat it. World champion Evan Lysacek and Japan's Daisuke Takahashi came pretty darn close, setting up the most riveting men's final since the "Battle of the Brians" in 1988 -- the last time the Olympics were in Canada.Lysacek is just .55 points behind Plushenko with Takahashi another .05 back going into Thursday night's free skate...Read Full Story
Evgeni Plushenko (born November 3, 1982) is an athlete from the Russian Federation. Evgeni Plushenko is competing for medals in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Olympic Figure Skating. Find more Evgeni Plushenko news, pictures, and information here.Event Schedule: February 14 7:45 AM Figure Skating - Pairs Short ProgramFebruary 15 8:45 AM Figure Skating - Pairs Free Skating February 16 9:45 AM Figure Skating - Men Short Program February 18 10:45 AM Figure Skating - Men Free Skating (Medal...Read Full Story
Evgeni Plushenko (born November 3, 1982) is an athlete from the Russian Federation who competes in figure skating. Find more Evgeni Plushenko news, pictures, and information here.