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SOCHI, February 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Back pain has forced two-times Olympic figure-skating champion Evgeni Plushenko to withdraw from the individual Olympic figure-skating tournament, Plushenko’s coach Alexei Mishin said on Thursday.
“Until the very last minute, we had hoped that Evgeni would be able to recover. But, unfortunately, he had to withdraw from the individual skating tournament,” Mishin said.
According to Mishin, it was impossible to replace Evgeni with any other figure-skater. “At the time when we still could apply for replacement, Evgeni was feeling well. According to the tournament’s regulations, an athlete can be replaced only if the trauma is fresh. The time for replacement expired when Evgeni still felt ready to compete,” Mishin said.
“After the victory in the team event we spoke about the possibility of competing in the 2018 Olympics. We were overwhelmed by emotions. But modern men’s figure-skating is so complicated that it is hard for trauma-plagued Plushenko to compete with young figure-skaters,” Mishin explained.