Evgeni Plushenko: “The era of “female” style in men’s skating is over”
Evgeni Plushenko, who took his 10th national title yesterday in Sochi, thinks that the era of “female” style in men’s figure skating is over, reports Itar-Tass.
“The situation has changed completely,” Plushenko said. “And it changed for the better. Now guys have even three quadruple jumps in programs. Now you can see the return of what we’ve done with Alexei Yagudin when we introduced two quads.” he continued.
“The whole world tried to keep step with us but then it suddenly disappeared. When we were young, it was a norm to perform two quads. The technical part was very high – one mistake and you lose. I want to say thank you to guys who support me in this way: Yuzuru Hanyu, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka and others, including Russian skaters.”
“I learned from Viktor Petrenko, Elvis Stojko, Todd Eldredge, Alexei Yagudin and Alexei Urmanov, but now I learn from young skaters and it’s not a secret.” Russian champion noted.