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Plushenko Wins After 3 Year Absence

Even though he took some time off from competitive skating, Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko proved that he still is the gold standard in men’s figure skating. The Russian won his home country’s Moscow Grand Prix in impressive fashion, showing off the most powerful jumps in the world, the same ones that helped him win the 2006 Gold medal in Torino. Athletically, Plushenko still has his A game, and at his best is unparalleled in that faced. While others, such as American Johnny Weir, who finished 4th in Moscow, will benefit from an increased emphasis on the sport’s elegance, Plushenko is still the man everyone is chasing.

Being that the tournament was in Moscow, how much of a hometown advantage was there in the scoring? It’s likely there was some inflating, but it is certain that come Vancouver, Plushenko will be gunning to be just the 2nd man ever to win 3 medals in men’s singles at the Olympics.

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