The three-time world champion and three-time Olympic medalist - including gold in Torino in 2006 and silvers in Salt Lake and Vancouver - is back on the ice once again, for what many believe to be his last hurrah in front of a home crowd at the Sochi Games at the age of 31. Plushenko was chosen to be Russia's lone men's singles skater at the Olympics after what was a lengthy and controversial process, but withdrew due to injury before the men's competition. He earned gold in the team event for Russia and has since said he will try to compete at the 2018 Games.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics Team Event - Gold
- 2014 Russian National Championships - Silver
- 2010 and 2012 European Championships - Gold
- 2010 Olympic Games - Silver
- 1999-2002, 2004-06, 2010 and 2012-13 Russian National Championships - Gold
- 2006 Olympic Games - Gold
- 2005 and 2006 European Championships - Gold
- 2001, 2003 and 2004 World Championships - Gold
- 2000, 2001 and 2003 European Championships - Gold
- 2002 Olympic Games - Silver
- 1998 Russian National Championships - Bronze
Things to know:
1. Plushenko has two sons, Egor (born in 2006) and Aleksander (born in January 2013).
2. Yevgeny began skating when he was four years old when his mother sent him to a rink and at the age of 11 moved to St. Petersburg to train.
3. Plushenko's parents have never (never!) watched him skate live, saying that they get too nervous to do so.