Sochi 2014 today congratulated figure skater Evgeny Plushenko for winning a silver medal at Vancouver 2010. The Organizing Committee also praised the passionate Russian fans who cheered their hero to success.
Overcoming a competitive field and a three-year break from international figure skating competition, the Russian athlete was an early favorite in the event. Millions of fans and the international media had been excitedly anticipating his appearance at Vancouver 2010: Plushenko did not disappoint.
With his Vancouver 2010 Silver, Plushenko has become the only figure skater in history to win three Olympic medals.
Plushenko’s success once again demonstrates Russia’s prowess in figure skating and the strength of its athletes’ desire for victory!