Evgeni Plushenko announced the end to his sports career. The main reason for this decision skater steel back injury. That health problems did not allow the athlete to participate in the single competitions at the Olympic Games in Sochi.
I ended his career. Age allows (continue), but 12 operations - it's too much.
Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko said that Plushenko injury "manifested itself" in training on Thursday.
Injury after the team competition is not worsened, but Gene had the opportunity, choice. They coach decided to act.According to the results of last year's World Cup, our team could not imagine a single speech on male skating at the Olympic Games only one athlete. Mutko added that a replacement could spend only on Sunday, but the substitute skater Maxim Kovtun "was not ready".
Earlier Olympics Evgeni Plushenko won the gold medal in the team competition. Athlete also became the Olympic champion in Turin in 2006