Evgeni Plushenko asking for help in the restoration of his amateur status!


Today, the 28th September, the famous Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko, Olympic Champion in 2006 and Silver Medalist in 2002 and 2010, sent to the Russian Federation of Figure Skating a letter with which he sets a request to the International Skating Union (ISU) for reinstatement of his amateur (eligible) status, which was previously denied because of the unauthorized participation in commercial performances-shows. About this, Evgeni Plushenko said to the agency "All Sport":
 
"Today I signed an application addressed to the President of the Russian Federation of Figure Skating, Alexander Gorshkov, which I prepared together with my coach and my whole team" - said Evgeni Plushenko. - "It has already been sent also to the National Federation in Moscow and to the Federation of Figure Skating in St. Petersburg. In this letter, I ask our Federation to understand throughout all this history, and help me in the reinstatement of my amateur status (eligibility). Then everything will depend on the Officials, the people  that under the instruction of Alexander Gorshkov will contact ISU. My mission now is to prepare for the competition (Japan Open), which will be held on October the 2nd in Japan. This competition is held under the auspices of the ISU, and I received a personal invitation from the organizers. I think that in the near future  everything will be fine. If, of course, our Federation applies the necessary effort."

28.09.2010
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