Evgeni Plushenko

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  • Name: Evgeni Plushenko ( Evgeny Plushenko )
  • Date of birth: 3 November 1982
  • Age: 34 years
  • Birth place: Solnechnyy, Khabarovsk Krai
  • Height: 178
  • Activities: Russian figure skater, Olympic champion, three-time world champion
  • Marital status: married Yana Rudkovskaya

    Evgeni Plushenko: biography

    The brightest representative of figure skating, champion of Russia, Europe and the world, collected numerous awards, Evgeny Plushenko confirmed his title. Like any media person, the skater is always in the spotlight, and biography and personal life Evgeni Plushenko incredibly interesting for fans of this outstanding athlete.

    Evgeni Plushenko
    Champion | KleO.ru

    Biography of Yevgeny Plushenko eventful and very interesting. He was born in the small Siberian city of Khabarovsk Krai, where his parents participated in the construction of the BAM. However, the harsh Siberian climate very detrimental effect on his health and one day led to double pneumonia, which his family was forced to move to Volgograd.

    Evgeni Plushenko in childhood
    Star of the figure skating in my childhood | korabox

    But the silver lining does not happen. Due to poor health the doctors advised his Wife to exercise, and to choose figure skating helped a happy occasion, although some would call it fate. One day walking around the city, Jack’s mom saw the weeping girl who was with her mother and said that the skates she was tired. In the end, the woman gave their little Wife, and in February 1987, 4-year-old Evgeny Plushenko went to the section of figure skating, where his coach was Tatiana Skala. Under her watchful guidance of 7-year-old Jack got his first prize – «Crystal skate».

    Evgeni Plushenko in childhood
    From childhood accustomed to win | Relaxation

    Then a young and promising figure skater noticed Michael Makoveev. The coach was well-known in Volgograd his innate belief in the talents and iron character. Thanks to him, already at the age of 11, Plushenko could do five triple jumps that even adults and experienced skaters it is not always possible.

    As you know, in the late 80s-early 90s in Russia came capitalism with all its consequences. The ice arena, where she trained the guy, was closed, and in its place appeared the dealership. Fortunately, Mikhail Makoveev not abandoned his disciple and took him to Saint Petersburg to present Alexei Mishin. At the time Alexey was a very popular coach, and his popularity only increased when one of his proteges won the Olympic «gold». So Eugene had to show all his talent to impress the coach. He succeeded, and at age 12, Eugene was accepted into the team, where he trained with Alexei Yagudin.

    Evgeni Plushenko and Alexei Yagudin
    With its main rival on the ice Alexei Yagudin | Spletnik

    He was all alone, in a strange city for him, which initially he had little sympathy for the young skater. Eugene lived in a small Dorm room and was torn between training and school, where he was quite often teased by the other boys. Soon moved in with him mom, and life is slowly beginning to improve.

    After a year of hard training skater took the 6th place of the championship of Russia among juniors, and in the 14 years before the «Cup of Russia» he felt pain in the back, looking at that still participated in competition and took 4th place, leaving behind adult skaters. It was the first but not the last back problems Evgeni Plushenko, but, nevertheless, he gave himself without reserve of figure skating. Thanks to the dedication of his piggy Bank personal achievements was updated with new awards: bronze medal of the championship of Russia, «silver» the European championship and third place in the world Cup.

    Evgeni Plushenko and Alexei Mishin
    With his coach Alexei Mishin | Radio Baltika

    Around the same time, his close friend and colleague Alexei Yagudin begins to train with Tatiana Tarasova, so between the two skaters starts a rivalry. For the first time on the ice they met in 1998 at the world Cup. Then Plushenko took only third place, and Yagudin managed to win a gold medal.

    However the Grand victory of Yevgeny Plushenko was yet to come. In the following season, he won gold medals in many prestigious competitions, including the Championships of Europe and Russia. «The diamond sparkled, as he should be,» — said about his ward Mikhail Makoveev.


    In 2002, Evgeny Plushenko had to take part in the Olympics in salt lake city, but due to injuries he took second place at the Grand Prix and refuses Championships to better prepare for the Games. It seemed, hovered over a figure skater doom. He fell in the first car, but managed by the sum of all the scores to take out from salt lake city silver medal.

    The following year became triumphal for a skater has retired from the sport longtime rival Alexei Yagudin, Zhenya ranked first in the world championship, repeating this victory in 2004. It is noteworthy that the year gave Eugene 4 rating of 6.0 for artistry in any program. But the 2005 world championship figure skater had to miss due to injury.

    Olympiad-2006 became for Him so much better. In the short program Evgeni Plushenko absolutely without errors completed all 8 elements, for which he received the highest score and advantage over rivals to 11 points. The free program was also held at altitude. In the end, Plushenko won gold in Turin, ahead of the silver medalist on 27 points.

    It was the performance of Eugene. After this tournament, Plushenko announced a pause in his career, it was necessary to recover from injuries and old made themselves felt. The athlete proved himself as a master, and traveled to tours. A full return to the sport he succeeded only in 2009.

    At the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010, figure skater disgraced. Taking second place, which was a complete surprise to his step on the podium, he rose through the center, intended for the winner. His action skater later explained by the bias of the judges who gave the gold medal to Evan Lysacek.

    Evgeni Plushenko
    Possesses great willpower | nakanuneRU

    Zhenya’s career was full of surprises, which again is associated with injuries. Participation in the world championship 2010 was canceled by the recommendations of doctors. 2012 brought the skater championship at the European championship, but a back injury didn’t allow to continue participation in the season. In that period, Plushenko underwent a complicated operation in Israel – he replaced the intervertebral disc with an artificial one.

  • Evgeni Plushenko at the 2014 Olympics
  • Olympics 2014 in Sochi Evgeni Plushenko turned both sensation and failure. His participation in home Games questioned. Many believed that the competition will be attended Maxim Kovtun, but the team was due to Plushenko. In the team tournament he scored 91,39 points, ahead of reigning world champion Patrick Chan, but losing first place to the Japanese Yuzuru the Han. Second place brought him the short program team tournament, and in any program it was the best and brought the Russian team victory in the team competition, becoming a two-time Olympic champion.

    13 Feb Yevgeny Plushenko had participated in figure skating. However, due to a back injury he withdrew from the competition just a minute before they start. As it turned out, his spine broken one of the screws, which was secured previously installed artificial intervertebral disc. If Eugene continued participation in the Olympics, through the pain, as has been done before, would forever remain disabled.

    After surgery in Israel, Evgeny Plushenko, despite the previously unheard statements about the end of a career, reported that in the summer of 2014 to continue training and work on their own ice project. In addition, he did not rule out his participation in the Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang.

    Social activities

    Developing an active sports career, Evgeni Plushenko takes part in the public life of the country. From 2007 to 2011 he was a Deputy from party «Fair Russia». In addition, actively participated in the presentation of application of Sochi to host the 2014 Olympics.

    Under the curtain of 2016 skater in the world is new. Ice show «the Nutcracker» Evgeni Plushenko promises to be one of the most spectacular anywhere in the world. Here brings together the best skaters, acrobats, costumes dazzling in its splendor.

    And in 2017, Evgeni Plushenko holds master classes for beginning skaters. These classes will help you quickly and well to learn to skate on ice.

    Skater, in addition to all these achievements, does charity work.

    Personal life Evgeni Plushenko

    The first time, the famous skater married in 2005 at a student of the faculty of sociology at St. Petersburg University Maria Ermak. In 2006 was born the son of Evgeni Plushenko, who was named Egor. Personal life Evgeni Plushenko with his wife was not the best way, and here comes the familiarity with Jana.

    Evgeny Plushenko and Maria Ermak
    With his first wife Maria Ermak | allWomens.ru

    Fateful meeting of Evgeny Plushenko and Yana Rudkovskaya occurred in January 2007. Between young people immediately broke out a spark, but before you find each other, the lovers had to overcome a lot of obstacles, including divorce proceedings. She was divorced from Victor Baturin, and Eugene with his first wife. Despite the occasional disagreements, they tried to support each other in this difficult time for both.

    Evgeny Plushenko and Yana Rudkovskaya
    With his wife Yana Rudkovskaya | Cosmopolitan

    Especially them closer together joint training for the Eurovision song contest 2008, where Rudkovskaya, producer of Dima Bilan, Plushenko performed on a specially prepared for him the area of artificial ice. After a long-awaited victory Eugene did Jan offer.

    Evgeni Plushenko with his family
    With his wife Yana Rudkovskaya and their son Alexander | Want

    The couple married on 12 September 2009, and January 6, 2013 they had a son Alexander. Interestingly, the godfather of the baby was Dima Bilan.


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