Wife of Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko wants the world to know just how much she loves her husband (Photo)

Graham Watson
February 9, 2014

Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko evokes mixed feelings from a lot of skating enthusiasts. Some people love his brash and cocky style while others think he’s a whiner, but no matter what everyone thinks about Plushenko, the 31-year-old skater knows his wife Yana Rudkovskaya will always be his biggest fan.

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She made sure to show the world as much Sunday by holding up a giant – and we mean giant – picture of her and her husband nuzzling nose-to-nose in a nauseatingly-sweet picture that appears to have come from their wedding.

Below the photo are the words: “My heart is with you!”

All together now (and don’t forget to let your voice get higher as you say it): “Awwwwwwww!”

Sure, a simple "GO Evgeni!" probably would have done the trick, but this is the Olympics and the Plushenko family plays to win even when it comes to their signage. Ignore for a minute that this is probably one of the more embarrassing signs we’ll see during these Games, you have to appreciate the support of a loving wife.

And, so far, it’s helped. Plushenko’s performances in the team figure skating completion helped win Russia a gold medal in the inaugural event.


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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter!