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February 24, 2006:At the exhibition in Torino Evgeni skated his short program with Edvin Marton's violin music who played "Tosca" live. Evgeni was very impressive doing all the difficult jumps easy, a 3 toeloop-3 toeloop-2 toeloop combination, triple axel and a triple lutz! Then an encore with music of Luciano Pavarotti with "Caruso", he did another triple axel! In an interview on "Eurosport" he seemed to be still undecided about a participation at the World Championships.

February 17, 2006: Evgeni is Olympic Champion!! In the free skate, yesterday evening, he skated a great clean program, the only little mistake he had was a double flip. He started with a 4 toeloop-3 toeloop-2 loop combination then 3 axel-2 toeloop, 3 loop, 3 lutz, 3 lutz-2 toeloop, 2 flip and 3 salchow. He earned for that yet again a personal best result of 167.67 and all together 258.33 as a new world record score. He got 27.12 points more as the second placed skater Stephane Lambiel. Result page Detailed results

Article 1 Article 2 Article 3

Pictures
If that link doesn't work, go to http://editorial.gettyimages.com and search "Plushenko".

February 15, 2006: After the short program at the Olympic Games, Evgeni is 1st! He skated perfect! He landed all jumps easy, the 4 toeloop-3 toeloop combination followed by the 3 axel and 3 lutz. He earned the highest score ever for a short program with 90.66!! He is already 10.66 points ahead of the second placed skater Johnny Weir! On Feb. 16 is the free skate.

Detailed result page: http://www.nbcolympics.com/results/1501423/detail.html

February 12, 2006: Evgeni arrived in Torino to the Olympic Games. The short program will be on Feb. 14 and the free skate on Feb. 16. At practice he did a 4-3 combination easy and clean. Here are practice pics: http://plushwinner.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=274


January 25, 2006: Evgeni is now 5 time European Champion! But before the competition, it was unsure if he would compete since he had a cold the days before but decided on the last minute to go anyway. It seemed not to affect his performances much. He won the short program (Tosca) easy with a 5 point lead to Brian Joubert with 82.80. But Evgeni did not land the quad toeloop 100% clean, thats why he only could add a double toeloop. In the free skate to "Godfather" he skated clean exept for the triple salchow at the end which was just a double and he just did a single quad toeloop. But still he got a lead of about 17 points of his end result of 245.33. Stephane Lambiel was second with 228.87 points. Detailed results on this page: http://www.isufs.org/results/ec2006/ His next competition are the Olympic Games where the short program is on Feb. 14 and the free skate on Feb 16.


December 30, 2005: Evgeni skated at the exhibition of the Russian Nationals to the music of "Town which doesn't excist". At the encore he did a combination of six jumps!! 3 toeloop-3 toeloop- followed by another 4 double loops! You can download his program in the video section.

December 29, 2005: Evgeni won the Russian National for the 7th time! His free skate to "Godfather" was very secure, he did a 4 toeloop-2 loop, a combination only done by him so far! Followed by a 3 toeloop, 3loop, 3 axel-2 toeloop, 3 lutz, 3 axel, 3 flip, 3 salchow! Everything absolutly clean! For that performance he got another five 6.0's in the presentation mark!!

Tech:5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9
Pres: 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

You can download his program in the video section.

December 27, 2005: Yesterday started the Russian Nationals in Kazan. Evgeni finished in the short program 1st but did not so good. He had no quad he only did a 3 toeloop, 3 axel and 3 lutz-3 toeloop. They still use the 6.0 judging system and these where his marks:

Tech:5.7 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7
Pres: 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9

You can see the program yourself by downloading it in the video section.


November 26, 2005: Evgeni won Cup of Russia! He skated to "Godfather" in the free skate and had a 4 toeloop-3 toeloop and 7 more triples. He earned a score of 154.60 for the free skate and 241.80 overall.

Result page: www.isufs.org/results/gprus05

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November 26, 2005:Evgeni won the short program at yesterdays Grand Prix competition "Cup of Russia"! He skated brilliant to his new program "Tosca" with crystal clean jumps of a 4 toeloop-3 toeloop combination followed by a 3 axel and 3 lutz. He set up a new record of 87.20 points and is in lead with 8.85 points to second placed skater Stephane Lambiel. Today is the free skate.

November 25, 2005: Evgeni will skate today at the Grand Prix competition "Cup of Russia" in St. Petersburg. The short program will start at 21:00 (Russia time). Practice reports say he looks strong landing quads and triple axels.


November 14, 2005: Four photos of the ARD Gala, these are from the short program: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4

November 13, 2005: I visited the ARD Gala in Mannheim/Germany where Evgeni skated two numbers, his new short program to Tosca and Godfather. Read my whole report HERE

You can download a short clip of Evgeni's new sp HERE (right click on the link and then "save target as" to save it on your comuter)

The ARD Gala will be shown as a "best of" program on November 19, around 15:00 pm, ARD.


October 31, 2005: Evgeni skated his first competition this season from Oct. 26-27 in Moscow which was called "Crystal Skate". He did pretty good there and won the competition, second was Ilia Klimkin. Evgeni landed in practice all kind of jumps including quads. In competition he showed his new short program where the music is apparently "Once upon a time in Mexico". He did a 4 toeloop (but not clean), 2 axel and a combination of 3 lutz-2 toeloop. The marks were given in 6.0 system and they were for his short program :

5.5 5.5 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2
5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7

In the free skate he skated to his last season program "Godfather" and it is not clear yet if he will have a new free skate or a "modified" Godfather program. He did a two footed quad and 3axel, 3axel-2toeloop, 3lutz-3toeloop, 3lutz (maybe more jumps the report didn't give more info) and his marks were:

5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.8
5.8 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.9

Evgeni said after the free skate: “Yes, today I did, well, for myself maybe, too much. Because everything was successful and I didn’t expect it. It’s the first competitions and I unexpectedly did everything. I did a quad, two triple axels, two triple lutzes and the rest. That is, to my mind, today I skated very decently”.

Evgeni's next performances will be at the ARD Gala in Mannheim/Germany, Nov 12 and his next competition will be the Grand Prix event, Cup of Russia" and will be held in St. Petersburg, Nov. 24-27.


September 25, 2005: Evgeni skated yesterday the program "Godfather" at the "Gran Galŕ Lancia Ice" show in Torino/Italy. The show will be on tv on Sept. 28 on "Eurosport" 23:15-00.15 CET. I will post the video of the show on this site after the broadcast so check back again if you can't get Eurosport.


September 18, 2005: Evgeni will be at the "ARD Gala" on November 12 in Mannheim/Germany. Read more on http://www.eislauf-union.de (only German)

The skating show "Gran Galŕ Lancia Ice" will be on TV on Eurosport, Sept. 28th.


September 12, 2005: Evgeni will be "gueststar" at the "Gran Galŕ Lancia Ice" show in Torino/Italy on September 24. Source: http://www.artonice.it/archivionotizie/settembre_2005/galatorino2409.htm


August 24, 2005: On August 22, Evgeni participated in a skating show during the "Spartakus Cup of hockey" in Moscow along with Irina Slutskaja, Chait/Sakhnovski and Petrova/Tikhonov. Before the show the ice hockey game was held. Evgeni skated to "Godfather".

Click on photo for a larger view (by Olia)

More photos here


August 12, 2005: Evgeni is practicing now in his summer trainings camp in Jaca/Spain. Here are some pictures.

He has also a new choeographer, Nikolai Morozov, who is famous working with Alexei Yagudin before. Read here an interview with him.

Evgeni's next competition will be in Japan called "Japan International Challenge" on October 1st. There will be just one free skate. Other participants are Takeshi Honda, Jeffrey Buttle and Johnny Weir.


June 26, 2005: Evgeni skated from June 25-26 at the show "Dreams on Ice" in Japan and showed the program Sex Bomb, he did very well. (Click on photo to enlarge)


June 23, 2005: Another article about the wedding.


June 20, 2005: Here is the translation of the article from www.mk.ru.

More picture sof the wedding

A short TV news video about the wedding

More news taken from other articles:

The wedding was organized traditionally. Evgeni and Mariya spent the last night before ceremony separately, in the morning Evgeni "ransomed" his bride from her girlfriends.
At 2:20 PM the procession arrived at Wedding Palace on English Embankment. There were many famous people among the guests: His coach Alexei Mishin and agent Ari Zacaryan, figure skaters Roman Kostomarov and Viktor Petrenko, figure skating producer Michael Collins, hockey player Alexander Yudin. Ice acrobat Alexei Polishchuk was Evgeni’s "best man". Also, the mayor of Saint Petersburg Valentina Matviyenko visited the Palace to congratulate the newlyweds. During the ceremony they both were very serious. Evgeni was concentrating, Maria was smiling rarely.
At 3:09 they were announced husband and wife. Maria took Evgeni’s last name. The newlyweds got a gift from the Palace – a pair of skates, which were made from white flowers, and the topics were decorated by diamonds, and Evgeni got a certificate of merit from the city, which says "Saint-Petersburg loves you and is proud of you!" Then the procession had a trip around St. Petersburg, visited Vasil’yevsky Island, the Monument of Peter the Great, Summer Garden and Mars Field. After that they had a banquet at the hotel "Astoria". On Sunday the celebrations were continued on a steamship. The newlyweds had a trip on rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg. In few days Evgeni will be going to Japan to take part in a show called "Dreams on Ice", and after that he and his young wife are going to have a short honeymoon trip.


June 19, 2005: Evgeni married yesterday in St. Petersburg his girlfriend Maria. Here is the first article with a picture, unfortunately only in Russian so I don't have a translation yet. Maybe someone is so kind who can translate it, would send me a translation. I don't have any more information yet about the wedding.

Article

More pictures (not of the wedding)


June 3, 2005: On June 2-3 Evgeni participated in a show in St. Petersburg. He skated to three numbers. 1st: Evgeni skated to a song of the Russian singer Nikolai Baskov "Sharmanka", 2nd: A different performance of Sex Bomb where Elena Bereznaya and Irina Slutskaya play a part in it as cleaning women. 3rd: Evgeni did a number with a crutch, playing an injured athlete who recovers at the end. Obviously he is doing great! You can find photos of all those numbers here:

Photo page 1 Photo page 2


May 20, 2005: A new interview with Alexei Mishin:

http://www.newizv.ru/news/?id_news=24596&date=2005-05-20

Q: Alexei Nikolaevich, how’s Zhenya health, how’s training?

Mishin: The health is good, recovery is going as we planned, we are training. We are quite satisfied with doctor Ulrika Mushavek’s work, who made the surgery. You know of course that she was recommended by Zenit’s doctor Mikhail Grishin. She is a very experienced specialist, she makes about 1000 groin operations every year and among her patients were football players from French, German, Czech national teams …

Q: What is Zhenya’s training program for the following months?

Mishin: Training schedule for the so called pre-season training is ready yet. I can say that in the very near future we’ll be choreographing programs for the Olympics. Zhenya will skate on June 2 and 3 in a gala show in St.Petersburg, then he’ll go to Japan to skate in local shows. Then he’ll go on holidays. Serious work will start in July, on Jubilejny rink. In august we’ll go by tradition to Spain. I can’t name the choreographers now but I can say that they are true professionals.

Q: About the gala show in St,Petersburg. Will there be any surprises?

Mishin: Of course. We have choreograhed a new exhibition program that can be called “recovery”. I think the audience will appreciate it. I’ll reveal a small secret: fans will see Zhenya in quite a new chroreographic image.

Q: I have to ask about Zhenya’s wedding …

Mishin: All I can say is that marriages are arranged in heaven. Ask the fiance and the fiancee for details.


May 18, 2005: Here is the latest video of Evgeni showing him training in his home rink these days preparing a new exhibition number for the shows in June. To see the video, go to this site with a new article and click on the left link under the photo. Or if this doesn't work try to download here.

Even though that Evgeni is getting married I was told I should let you know that his love and consideration for his fans do not change and the figure skating and the fans still occupy the first and most important place in his life and career.


May 17, 2005: Evgeni's coach Alexei Mishin has stated in an interview for Russian newspaper "Sport Express" that Evgeni will marry his girlfriend Maria (on June 18) who he has been together since last summer. Since his girlfriend isn't in the spotlight of the media, it is not much known about her. Also not many pictures exist of Maria. The article also states how his training is going and future plans, here is a translation:

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http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?103536

Plushenko has started to train

Three times World Champion Evgeni Plushenko who had an operation last month in Germany because of his groin injury, started to train in St.Petersburg.

- Now it’s too early to say how long it will take Zhenya to recover completely and gain his good shape – his coach Alexei Mishin said yesterday to Sport-Express correspondent Elena Vaitsekhovskaya. – Zhenya has been training for a few days already, we are discussing ideas of programs and planning further trainings. Then we are going to participate in a few skating shows in Japan, then have a short rest and continue training. I cannot say right now when and how we’ll be training. Now I must be sure that Zhenya’s condition will allow him to train and compete. That’s why I wouldn’t like excessive Media attention. We are grateful to everyone who worries about us and supports us and we do hope that you will understand us correctly.

About changes in skater’s private life the coach answered: “It is truth. Plushenko is getting married on June, 18”.

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About the Japanese shows, he could only mean Dreams on Ice where Evgeni is scheduled to skate on June 24 - 25.

Here is another article where I don't have a translation yet but there is another picture of Evgeni and Maria. http://www.kp.ru/daily/23511/39928/

On May 15 Evgeni was in the Russian talk show "12th Player" and talked also about that he has a new short program but still thinks about the free skate. He also said that he will participate in the St. Petersburg show of June 2-3. Then in August, he will go to spain to train there.


May 13, 2005: In a radio interview Evgeni said that he would perform in the St. Petersburg aniversary show on June 2-3. There is also a poster that advertises him to be there.


May 5, 2005: Evgeni is back from vacation and began to train cautiously. He doesn't have any plans yet what he will do next but I will let you know when I get the news.


News archives:

Season 2004/2005 Part 2

Season 2004/2005 Part 1

Season 2003/2004 Part 2

Season 2003/2004 Part 1

Season 2002/2003

Season 2001/2002

News of his former official site with messages of Evgeni