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Teri Silver: Commen-"Teri"

Olympic Thoughts -- 2014

Posted on February 14, 2014

Men's Figure Skating:  A Great Performance ... is not always measured by numbers. Winning a medal is nice but the true champion, made of metal, has his own sort of mettle ... courage, spirit and fortitude.

Jeremy Abbott, you rock!

 

N-B-C Olympics -- Jeremy Abbott

 

And a shout-out to Evgeni Plushenko, who had to withdraw from the competition (with an injured back) just as he was warming up for the short program. Plushenko has now ended his competitive career. True, I didn't always like Evgeni's public persona, but there's no doubt he is one of the best men's figure skaters of all time.

Plushenko won Olympic silver in 2002 (Salt Lake City, Utah),  the gold medal in 2006 (Turin, Italy) the silver medal in 2010 (Vancouver, Canada) and a gold medal in the team event for 2014 (Sochi, Russia). The team event, which combines scores for all of a country's participants in a short program and free-skate, was a first for the Olympics this year.  The 31-year-old Plushenko's short program for the team event was the last of his competitive performances ... it was excellent.