Famous Russian figure skater Evgeny Plushenko announced the completion of his professional career. Two-time Olympic champion says that it is already difficult for him to compete with young athletes. The reason for this is not only age but also a lot of surgical operations. According to the figure skater, he was operated on 15 times.

Huge merits

For his sports career, Evgeny Plushenko has been awarded the highest prizes. So, he became an Olympic champion twice, three times — a world champion. In addition, the Russian figure skater — seven-time European champion.

Future plans

Despite the completion of his career, Plushenko is not going to rest. The skater plans to open a sports academy, where he will work as a coach. The titled athlete said that he will go to the next Olympics only as a mentor of young talents.