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February 25, 2010 / Monsieur D

Russian figure skater thinks platinum is the best

Russian figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko has reportedly found comfort in awarding himself a platinum medal at the Winter Olympics.

Plushenko finished as runner-up behind American Evan Lysacek in the men’s contest in Vancouver recently.Instead of listing the medal as silver on his website, numerous reports have said that he called it the ‘Plushenko Platinum’.
 Clearly knowledgeable about the purity and rarity of the precious metal, the Russian seemed to have chosen something that would elevate himself above the gold medal, which he believes he deserved.
 The website has since been amended so that there is no label beneath the medal, although a number of news outlets have shown screen captures from before.

Plushenko’s failure to win the event was seen by many as a shock as he was the favourite in the category, having won four years ago in Turin.
 While his performance was more technical than Lysacek’s, it did feature some mistakes, paving the way for the American to win the event.

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