Evgeni Plushenko

The Olympic champion announced that he intends to develop pair skating and ice dancing at his Angela Plushenko Academy. According to him, the academy should have all types of figure skating.

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Evgeni Plushenko

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Two-time Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko announced that he would develop pair skating and ice dancing at his Angela Plushenko Academy.

“I decided to develop pair skating, I will say more: ice dancing will also develop, but a little later. I do not exclude that synchronized skating will appear in the future, ”he quotes him. TASS.

According to Plushenko, all types of figure skating should be in his academy. “Coach Arina Ushakova will work with couples, I will help with jumping technique. Sergey Alekseev and Artem Znachkov will also help Arina with pairs, ”he said.

Alexander Abt will also work on the technique, as Plushenko specified. “Now we have three full-fledged pairs in the academy, but athletes are still coming,” he added.

39-year-old Plushenko is a two-time Olympic champion (2006 in single skating and 2014 in team competition). In addition, he twice took silver medals at the 2002 and 2010 Olympics, and also became world champion three times and European champion seven times. He ended his career in March 2017.

School “Angels Plushenko” was opened in April 2017. Since 2021, the academy has been operating in its own sports and recreation complex on Rublyovka. During the work, according to site academy, more than 30 “graduates of champions” graduated from it.

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