Updated: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:03:23 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Yevgeny Plushenko pulls out of Olympics injured

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Yvegeny Plushenko of Russia withdrew from the Sochi Olympics injured before competing in the men's figure skating short programme on Thursday.

Yevgeny Plushenko pulls out of Olympics injured

Yevgeny Plushenko performs in the Men's Figure Skating Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014 - by Adrian Dennis

"Yevgeny Plushenko is not taking part in the competition due to injury," said the Iceberg stadium arena announcer to a stunned crowd.


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