Evgeni Plushenko out of Europeans
ZAGREB, Croatia -- Russian star Evgeni Plushenko fell in the short program Thursday and dropped out of the European figure skating championships with a back problem as Florent Amodio of France took the lead in the men's competition.
Plushenko fell while trying to execute a triple axel and placed sixth before deciding to drop out of Saturday's free skate.
Plushenko aggravated a chronic back condition, according to the organizers.
"You can't fight with opponents and with pain," ...
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