Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Yevgeny Plushenko withdraws from men’s short program

Sochi Olympics Figure Skating

Evgeni Plushenko of Russia skates on the ice prior to pulling out of the men’s short program figure skating competition due to illness at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Ivan Sekretarev

Just before today’s men’s figure skating short program, Russian veteran and star Yevgeny Plushenko withdrew from the competition due to an apparent injury suffered in warmups.

VIDEO: Watch maneuver that led to injury

Plushenko had competed for Russia in last week’s team event, finishing second in the men’s short program and winning in the men’s free skate to help the host nation claim its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics.

As a result of the withdrawal, Russia will not have a competitor to contend for the men’s title.

You can watch the men’s short program LIVE on NBCSN or at NBCOlympics.com right now.

Follow @estradawriting