Yevgeny Plushenko announced his complete career. According to a figure skater, a sport to which he dedicated his entire life, is developing by leaps and bounds, because of him after all the injuries and operations would be extremely difficult to compete with young athletes: “a Year ago, when I was operated on for cervical. I thought it was enough. I look at young people as grown men’s figure skating. With young people it is impossible now to compete – I think so. Is there some kind of limit.”
Recall his last Olympic gold, Plushenko received in 2014 in Sochi. Then Eugene called already a veteran of figure skating, because he was already 31 years old. Since that time, Plushenko had hoped to recover and to try again their strength in Beijing. But, as we see, Eugene gave up my dream in favor of his health and a full life.
Reference: Evgeni Plushenko — two-time Olympic champion (2006 in figure skating, 2014 in the team competition), two-time silver Olympic medalist (2002 and 2010), three-time world champion (2001, 2003, 2004), seven-time European champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), four-time winner of the finals of world series Grand Prix of figure skating (1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2002/2003, 2004/2005), the world champion among juniors (1997) and ten-fold champion of Russia.