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Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Hanyu survives blunders to win gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – With a Japanese flag draped around his slender shoulders, Yuzuru Hanyu whizzed around the ice for a victory lap resembling ‘Superman’ after he became the first Asian to win the men’s Olympic figure skating title on Friday.

The competition, however, was anything but super as Hanyu won a nerve-racking free skate programme, littered with slips, blunders and stumbles by the leading contenders.

Feb 14, 2014

Queen Yuna prepares for battle with Russian princess

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Dressed in a black neck-to-ankle outfit, Kim Yuna easily blended in with her three fellow skaters as she took to the ice at the training rink in Sochi on Friday.

With all four women wearing similar dark clothing, it was hard to keep track of who was who as they weaved from side to side during their warm ups.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Queen Yuna prepares for battle with Russian princess

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Dressed in a black neck-to-ankle outfit, Kim Yuna easily blended in with her three fellow skaters as she took to the ice at the training rink in Sochi on Friday.

With all four women wearing similar dark clothing, it was hard to keep track of who was who as they weaved from side to side during their warm ups.

Feb 14, 2014

Figure skating-Torvill & Dean celebrate ‘Bolero Day’

SOCHI, Russia/SARAJEVO (Reuters) – It was a Valentine’s Day performance that began with an ex-policeman and a former insurance clerk kneeling on the ice for 18 seconds as they slowly swayed to the strains of Ravel’s Bolero with their arms outstretched.

That start, the two bodies flung across the ice in the dramatic finale and the captivating storytelling that went on in between for four minutes and 28 seconds at the Sarajevo Olympics left a worldwide audience awestruck.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Torvill & Dean celebrate ‘Bolero Day’

SOCHI, Russia/SARAJEVO, Feb 14 (Reuters) – It was a Valentine’s Day performance that began with an ex-policeman and a former insurance clerk kneeling on the ice for 18 seconds as they slowly swayed to the strains of Ravel’s Bolero with their arms outstretched.

That start, the two bodies flung across the ice in the dramatic finale and the captivating storytelling that went on in between for four minutes and 28 seconds at the Sarajevo Olympics left a worldwide audience awestruck.

Feb 13, 2014

Plushenko exits left as Hanyu soars

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – It was meant to be the night when Yuzuru Hanyu left the world in awe with his dynamic footwork but Yevgeny Plushenko rendered everyone speechless by abruptly pulling out of the Sochi Olympics at the eleventh hour.

In a men’s competition full of high drama, American Jeremy Abbott’s heroic effort to get back on his feet after he slammed into the barriers also created a buzz but it was nothing compared to the stir created by Plushenko’s exit.

Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Roundup-Plushenko exits left as Hanyu soars

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – It was meant to be the night when Yuzuru Hanyu left the world in awe with his dynamic footwork but Yevgeny Plushenko rendered everyone speechless by abruptly pulling out of the Sochi Olympics at the eleventh hour.

In a men’s competition full of high drama, American Jeremy Abbott’s heroic effort to get back on his feet after he slammed into the barriers also created a buzz but it was nothing compared to the stir created by Plushenko’s exit.

Feb 13, 2014

Showman Plushenko refuses to go quietly

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Once a showman, always a showman and Yevgeny Plushenko managed to steal the spotlight at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Thursday – by doing absolutely nothing.

The Russian’s two-decade long career came to a sudden and sorry end on day seven of the Games when he pulled out of the men’s figure skating competition at the very last second.

Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Showman Plushenko refuses to go quietly

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Once a showman, always a showman and Yevgeny Plushenko managed to steal the spotlight at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Thursday – by doing absolutely nothing.

The Russian’s two-decade long career came to a sudden and sorry end on day seven of the Games when he pulled out of the men’s figure skating competition at the very last second.

Feb 13, 2014

Plushenko pulls out of men’s figure skating event

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the men’s individual figure skating event at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday, just seconds before he had been due to start his short program.

Plushenko was seen clutching the base of his spine throughout his warm-up and when they announced his name as the next performer, he skated up to the judges.