Plushenko is going to present new short program at the Russian champs

Evgeni Plushenko at Volvo Cup 2013

From December 24-27 at the Olympic Sports Palace “Iceberg” in Sochi will be held the 2014 Russian Figure Skating Championships, which is a qualifying event for the 2014 European Championships for the Russian skaters.

2006 Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko is going to present there his new short program.

“My short program is completely new, not the one that was presented in Riga (note: at Volvo Cup),” Plushenko said AllSports news agency. “Spectators and fans will see all at the Russian Championships. But it’s really a completely different program – new music and different choreography. Everything is new.” he continued.

“My preparation for the championships is going well. We’re working, training and getting ready. Everything is going fine! All is going well with my health too. I always compete with myself. At the Russian nationals I look forward for my good skating. And if I do it, then everything will be excellent!” the Russian skater added.

Plushenko’s coach Alexei Mishin believes that primarily his student needs to show a good skating.

“I do not want to reveal details about what Evgeni will show at the Russian Championships. In the first place we’re going to show a good skating. Now it’s not the time to talk; now we must skate.” the coach said

Apart from Plushenko, 18 more guys will try to impress the judges at the domestic championships in Sochi. Maxim Kovtun, who took part in the Grand Prix Final earlier this month, is considered to be Plushenko’s main rival for a place on the Russian Olympic team.

Just a reminder, Evgeni Plushenko has taken part in three Olympic Games where he took one gold (Turin 2006) and two silver medals (Salt Lake City 2002; Vancouver 2010). The 2006 Olympic title holder will be in the hunt for the sole ticket to the Sochi 2014, where the hosts of the ice will be represented by just one athlete in the men’s single skating.

Photo: LETA

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