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About

Plushenko is a three-time Olympic medalist (including the gold medalist in 2006), three-time world champion, seven-time European champion, four-time Grand Prix Final champion and 10-time Russian champion.

Was sent to the ice rink by his mother at age 4 ... Ice rink in Volgograd closed when he was 11, and he moved alone to St. Petersburg to train ... Became the first skater to perform a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop-triple loop combination in competition (Cup of Russia, 2002) ... Has landed quad Lutzes in practice ... His parents never watch him competing live, even if the competitions are held at home, in St. Petersburg ... Withdrew from the 2005 World Championships after the short program due to a groin injury, for which he underwent surgery in the spring of 2005 ... Married Maria Ermak in June 2005 ... Won the Olympic gold medal in 2006 and retired from competition soon after ... Announced his return to competition in May 2009... Finished second to American Evan Lysacek at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver (earning the silver)... On June 28, 2010, the International Skating Union (ISU) revoked his eligibility due to participation in skating shows without his federation's authorization ... Eligibility was restored by the ISU in June 2011 ... Made a successful comeback in 2011-12, winning the Russian and European championships ... Withdrew from the 2013 European Championships after the short porgram citing injury ... Underwent back surgery in February 2013 to replace a disc.

Season Notes

  • 2013-14 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Taka jak ty" (A Girl Like You) from the My iz budushchego (We Are from the Future) soundtrack by Okean Elzy
    FS Music: "The Best of Plushenko"

  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Storm" by Yanni
    FS Music: Music from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack by Nino Rota

  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Storm" by Yanni
    FS Music: "El Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack by Mariano Mores, performed by Edvin Marton

  • 2010-11 Season Notes
    Did not compete.

  • 2009-10 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo
    FS Music: "Tango Amore" by Edvin Marton

  • 2008-09 Season Notes
    Did not compete.

  • 2007-08 Season Notes
    Did not compete.

  • 2006-07 Season Notes
    Did not compete.

  • 2005-06 Season Notes
    SP Music: Music from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini/Music from the Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack by Robert Rodriguez
    FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Godfather by Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola, performed by Edvin Marton

  • 2004-05 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven
    FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Godfather by Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola, performed by Edvin Marton

  • 2003-04 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Tango Flamenco" by Paco de Lucia and "Nyah" by Hans Zimmer
    FS Music: "Tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky" -- "Art on Ice," "Magic Stradivarius" and "King of the Forrest" by Edvin Marton

  • 2002-03 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Adagio" by Tomaso Albinoni and Remo Giazotto
    FS Music: "St. Petersburg 300" by Igor Korniliuk

  • 2001-02 Season Notes
    SP Music: Michael Jackson medley
    FS Music: Music from Carmen by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin/"Fixe" and "Eclipse" by Cirque du Soleil, "El Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack by Mariano Mores and "La Petite Fille de la Mer" by Vangelis Papathanassiou

  • 2000-01 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel
    FS Music: "Xotica" by Rene Dupere, "Tango" from Hasta que te Conoci by Raúl di Blasio, music from the Once Upon a Time in America soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, "Cotton Club" by Duke Ellington and music from the Mortal Kombat soundtrack by George S. Clinton

  • 1999-2000
    SP Music: "The Sabre Dance" by Aram Ilich Khachaturian
    FS Music: "Dark Eyes," and "Coachmen Don't Drive the Horse" and "Concierto Madrigal for Two Guitars" by Joaquin Rodrigo

  • 1998-99 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Hava Nagila" by various artists
    FS Music: "Chronologie 2, 3" and "Zoolookologie" by Jean Michel Jarre

  • 1997-98 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Concierto de Aranjuez" and "El Gato Montes" by Joaquin Rodrigo
    FS Music: "Chronologie 2, 3" and "Zoolookologie" by Jean Michel Jarre

  • 1996-97 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Tarantella" by Witold Lutosławski and "Santa Lucia" by Luigi Gordigiani
    FS Music: "William Tell Overture" and music from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

  • 1995-96 Season Notes
    FS Music: Music from Don Quixote by Leon Minkus

Competitive History

  • 2014 - Russian Championships - 2nd
  • 2013 - Volvo Open Cup - 1st
  • 2013 - European Championships - WD
  • 2013 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2010 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2010 - Olympic Winter Games - 2nd
  • 2010 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - Rostelecom Cup - 1st
  • 2006 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2006 - Olympic Winter Games - 1st
  • 2006 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2005 - Cup of Russia - 1st
  • 2005 - World Championships - WD
  • 2005 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2005 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2004 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2004 - Cup of Russia - 1st
  • 2004 - Marshalls World Cup - 1st
  • 2004 - Marshalls World Skating Challenge - 1st
  • 2004 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2004 - European Championships - 2nd
  • 2004 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2003 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2003 - Grand Prix Final - 2nd
  • 2003 - Trophee Lalique - 1st
  • 2003 - International Figure Skating Challenge - 1st
  • 2003 - Skate Canada - 1st
  • 2003 - International Figure Skating Challenge - 1st
  • 2003 - Campbell's International Classic - 1st
  • 2003 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2002 - Grand Prix Final - 2nd
  • 2002 - Cup of Russia - 1st
  • 2002 - Bofrost Cup on Ice - 1st
  • 2002 - Campbell's International Classic - 2nd
  • 2002 - Crest Whitestrips Challenge - 1st
  • 2002 - Olympic Winter Games - 2nd
  • 2001 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2001 - Cup of Russia - 1st
  • 2001 - Sparkassen Cup - 1st
  • 2001 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2001 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2001 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2000 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2000 - World Championships - 4th
  • 2000 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2000 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2000 - Cup of Russia - 1st
  • 2000 - Finlandia Trophy - 1st
  • 2000 - Bofrost Cup on Ice - 1st
  • 2000 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 1999 - Grand Prix Final - 3rd
  • 1999 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 1999 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 1999 - Cup of Russia - 1st
  • 1999 - Bofrost Cup on Ice - 1st
  • 1999 - European Championships - 2nd
  • 1999 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 1998 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 1998 - Cup of Russia - 2nd
  • 1998 - Skate Canada - 1st
  • 1998 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 1998 - Russian Championships - 3rd
  • 1997 - Grand Prix Final - 5th
  • 1997 - Cup of Russia - 2nd
  • 1997 - Skate America - 2nd
  • 1997 - Finlandia Trophy - 3rd
  • 1997 - World Junior Championships - 1st
  • 1997 - Russian Championships - 4th
  • 1996 - Cup of Russia - 4th
  • 1996 - World Junior Championships - 6th
  • 1996 - Russian Championships - 6th