Plushenko gets ‘green light’ from Russian skating federation

Evgeni Plushenko after setting new personal best in Riga

Russian figure skating federation announced today its representatives for Sochi Olympics.

The Executive Committee considered and adopted the members of the Russian team and January 23 it will be presented for approval at the joint meeting of the Russian Olympic Committee and Ministry of Sports.

The team included:

Ladies:  Julia Lipnitskaia, Adelina Sotnikova;

Men:  Evgeni Plushenko;

Pairs:  Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov, Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov, Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov;

Ice Dance:  Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev, Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov, Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin.

Russian skating federation also approved substitutes for each discipline: Alena Leonova for ladies, Maxim Kovtun and Sergei Voronov for men, Julia Antipova / Nodari Maisuradze for pairs, and Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko for ice dance.

Photo: RIA

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