Sohu Sports News (Sohu Sports Zeng Zhen sent from Beijing on September 3), also from Russia, also famous as a teenager, also has many championship titles. As long as Yagudin and Plushenko are together, there will be no shortage of wonderful collisions. For the ice wedding of Shen Xue/Zhao Hongbo, the two "princes" were invited to Beijing as guests. This is the two people who are on the same stage again many years later. It is the first time Yagudin has come to Beijing. However, the performance has not yet begun. The ridicule has already been staged.
"Nowadays, in Russia, figure skating is also a very popular event. There are many professional performances. You can see many shows. In fact, I was surprised when I came here, although the 2004 finals I’ve been here before, but this is China’s first professional performance. Many outstanding figure skaters can come here to perform. I believe that in the future, China will have more professional performances like today." Ke took the lead to say.
Yagudin sitting behind him then spoke, "From 2002 to 2006, the Russian figure skaters won all the championships, but now, it is very bad. Basically, it is difficult for us to see the Russian players can compete internationally. Except for Plushenko, who has won beautifully in important events, and he has many, many fans."
Yagudin became famous in 1996. He won the World Youth Championship that year. He is also the only men's single skating Grand Slam winner in the history of figure skating. In the 2001-2002 season, he won the European Championship. The champions of the ISU Grand Prix finals, the Winter Olympics and the World Championships were all swept into the arms. Although Yagudin’s career was not long from his debut to his retirement, he won four World Championships gold medals (1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002), three European Championships, and two finals gold medals. In 2002, Salt Lake City won the Winter Olympics, which is a brilliant record.
As Yagudin’s younger brother, Plushenko is also talented in figure skating. In the 97/98 World Youth Championship, he followed Yagudin’s pace to win the championship, and then moved to the adult group. Rushenko quickly endangered Yagudin. At that time, the men’s ice world was dominated by two Russians. They almost won the championship and runners-up in all competitions. In 2001, the 18-year-old Ice Prince defeated and suffered. Yagudin, who was troubled by injuries, won the gold medal at the World Championships. This is also his first time becoming a world champion. However, unlike Yagudin, the latter retired from the international ice scene in 2003 due to an injury and moved to a career. Plushenko has continued his good condition and began to stand alone in the world. In the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, he The only regret was that he did not have Yagudin among his opponents. In 2010, Plushenko participated in the Winter Olympics again and won a silver medal.
"The Olympics is my goal and dream, and skating is my life." Plushenko still said in an interview today. He hoped that he could participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi at his doorstep. I thought he would quit after the Winter Olympics this year, but the little prince still wanted to play on the ice rink. "I will participate in the Grand Prix in Japan in October." He said.
Yagudin and Plushenko, these two names put together, will always be a topic. Many people regret that Yagudin retired prematurely, making the classic matchup that many ice fans were looking forward to die prematurely. "If you compete in the same era, who do you think will win?" a reporter asked at the press conference. "I'm a little older" Yagudin murmured to the side. Obviously he didn't think he and Xiaopu were in two eras. Plushenko took the microphone and said, "I think we can play table tennis together. , We both played very well.” This wise answer avoided the embarrassment of the two of them, and at the same time caused everyone on the scene to laugh.
Judging from the program arrangement of Shen Xue/Zhao Hongbo’s ice wedding and figure skating exhibition, Plushenko and Yagudin have also been placed in very important positions.In the first half of the performance, Plushenko's last appearance was the finale, and the second half of the performance, before Shen Xue/Zhao Hongbo's last appearance, was played by Yagudin. In the curtain call, Plushenko followed Shen Xue/Zhao Hongbo and came out to thank the audience, while Yagudin appeared at the end of all the players.(Editor in charge: Zhang Jianwei)