Summer 2013 for all winter athletes is a hot time. Reinforced training implement and figure skating star Evgeni Plushenko. For him, Games it will be more special than for others. Behind is the complex operation, doctors fear, and in spite of all, confident recovery.
And he still did it! His famous jump on the ice with four turns. Most difficult. Only to his coach Alexei Mishin, and he is always here, again it seems that Evgeni can jump better. And here it is - another quad!
Doctors said: it simply can not be. And fellow athletes did not believe that after such complex operation which had Plushenko, at all will be possible to put on skates, and let alone go out on the ice. But Evgeni collected will into a fist, and said to self one sentence:
"I went to bed at night! And felt this: here are the entries to the quad, here are jump, here are I leave. By the way, the next day I done it," - says the Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko.
And not only did that, but also got applause from all who were in training. After all, skate and jump, he should start almost from scratch. It is terrible to imagine, how at first, ached spine. It was good, that each next time, less.
In December 2012 Plushenko, competed on painkillers, became tenfold the champion of Russia, but already in January at the European Championship, medications did not help. Was erased intervertebral disc and pinched nerve. Evgeni began to walk already a day after the operation. After 2 months, he decided to train.
"2 hours before the ice I began to train, warm up, to stretch it all. And, of course, the body was an oak, that is - a tree. I not could bend over, not could reach down," - says the Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko.
The moment, when he performed successful the triple jump, Evgeni remembered as the happiest. And his coach then realized, that now he would not back down.
"Within him are this screws, nuts in the back. Can you imagine what it is? And should these triple axels and quadruples to do like from a gun, like from a machine gun! When he skates, he sometimes looks younger than his younger rivals, he not enough skated. Return to the sport again - it's accomplishment! So, he makes this accomplishment a third time!" - said Plushenko's the coach Alexei Mishin.
Almost 2 years Evgeni Plushenko did not perform because of a knee injury. And he was returning as a winner. Now he has one Olympic "gold" and 2 silver medals, but something still does not give him peace!
"On three Olympiads in the men's figure skating nobody was skating and standing on the podium at each Olympic Games. Well, I want to try a fourth, and surely, to finish. Because I wants to do something unusual. In spite of everything, I want to make a record. And I do not want just to go out, skate and put a check mark. I would like to stand on a pedestal", - says the Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko.
For the next six months, he will forgot that he loves also football, tennis and golf. For now on, only figure skating and the new program. And already going to Sochi to explore the Olympic ice. For all those who cheer for him, Evgeni Plushenko says: "Do not worry, I jump carefully."