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MOSCOW, January 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Well-known Russian figure-skating coach Tatyana Tarasova told Itar-Tass on Thursday that it was absolutely right to send 2006 men’s Olympic Figure-Skating Champion Evgeni Plushenko to the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Asked whether Plushenko’s presence in Sochi would give some kind of guarantee that Russia would win a medal in men’s single skating, Tarasova replied there could be no guarantees but the choice was right.
“What guarantees are you talking about? Can you be sure that you won’t slip and break anything? It’s just sport. But the choice was right,” Tarasova emphasized.
Valentin Piseyev, the head of the federation, said the test-skating program of Plushenko was incomparable to his performance at last month’s national championships and eventually he deserved the place in the Olympic team.
Late December Plushenko won silver at the Russian Figure Skating Championships, losing to Maxim Kovtun, who won the gold medal.
Plushenko won gold at the 2006 Olympics and silver at 2002 and 2010 Games. He’s a three-time world champion and seven-time European champion.
Plushenko "has been ill", Zhirinovsky claims. "Why do we send then an injured sportsman to the Olympics?" Zhirniovsky wonders. "Maxim Kovtun would be the right choice," Zhirinovsky declared at "An Open Tribune" debates devoted to the development of sport and health protection. "If Plushenko fails to win we will do everything possible to sack the Figure Skating Federation," Zhirinovsky warned.