Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: It's official?

Sasha Cohen got the Olympic Comeback Bandwagon rollin...

Now, apparently, Evgeny Plushenko has made it official that he will return to competition next season.

However, with Plushy, I'm still gonna file that under believe it when I see it.

Plushy told the Russian Newspaper 'Kommersant' "I've missed competing badly. As for an Olympic medal, I'd be pleased with any, regardless of the color. But, obviously, I'm coming back to win."

Apparently, for the past three months, he's been working on getting his triple axel and quads back. Per his account, he has them under his belt. He also eluded to the fact that there will be two quads in his free skate next season.

No word yet on where that season debut will be (should it actually happen) but my guess is it will be Cup of Russia which takes place earlier than usual in next season's Grand Prix Season.

Ice Network, which also broke this story, is suggesting that Stéphane Lambiel may in fact return to competition as well. Wouldn't that be interesting...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be good news indeed if Stephan and Plushy both return to the mix. It should make the competition much more exciting than this year's.

Katrina said...

I don't want this. Plushenko has won almost everything out there. Let those already competiting (IE: Evan Lysacek) get a chance with the Olympic medal.

I thin it's just gready. They're only coming back for the Olympic medals and I think that's just a bit wrong.

Aaron said...

I kind of agree. I don't know if it's my somewhat bland opinion of Plushenko, but I think he's had his time and it's time to move on.

I'm quite the opposite with Cohen because I feel she never reached her full potential and I'd love to see her get there.

Anonymous said...

Im Guessing the 2010 Olympics here in Van City, are gonna be like, Epic for the mens long, and short programs

Aaron said...

It's possible, and wouldn't it be great! Just imagine a short program where Plushenko, Chan, Lysacek, Takahashi, Abbott, Joubert, Weir, Oda, Verner, and Kozuka were all clean! What would the judges do?