Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko - Window to the Winter Games

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Russian figure skating star and four-time Olympic medallist Evgeni Plushenko has already clenched a team gold medal in Sochi and will next will compete in the singles figure skating event.

Yulia Lipnitskaya (L), Evgeny Plyushchenko (C) and Ksenia Stolbova of the gold medal-winning Russian figure skating team bite into their medals, during the medal ceremony for the figure skating team ice dance free dance at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FIGURE SKATING)
Medal ceremony for the figure skating team ice dance free dance at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Yulia Lipnitskaya (L), Evgeny Plyushchenko (C) and Ksenia Stolbova of the gold medal-winning Russian figure skating team bite into their medals, during the medal ceremony for the figure skating team ice dance free dance at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FIGURE SKATING)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: Figure skater Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia practices ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Previews - Winter Olympics Day -2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: Figure skater Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia practices ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia's figure skating team celebrates in the "kiss and cry" area during the Team Men Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING SPORT OLYMPICS)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia's figure skating team celebrates during the Team Men Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia's figure skating team celebrates in the "kiss and cry" area during the Team Men Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING SPORT OLYMPICS)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia warms up before a men's figure skating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia warms up before a men's figure skating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia warms up before a men's figure skating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Men's Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Previews - Winter Olympics Day -1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Men's Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia gestures as he waits for his results in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia gestures as he waits for his results in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia gestures as he waits for his results in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Men's Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day -1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Men's Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Gold medalists Yulia Lipnitskaya (L) and Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Team Figure Skating Overall on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza in the Olympic Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 3
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Gold medalists Yulia Lipnitskaya (L) and Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Team Figure Skating Overall on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza in the Olympic Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gold Medalist Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia skates with teammates after the flower ceremony for the Team Figure Skating Overall during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gold Medalist Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia skates with teammates after the flower ceremony for the Team Figure Skating Overall during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia competes in the Men's Figure Skating Men's Free Skate during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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