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Plushenko misses figure skating world championship due to back injury

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • London, Ontario, Canada

The 2006 Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko is set to miss the World Figure SkatingĀ  Championship in Canada following a back injury.

A month before the competition, the Russian ice-skater underwent surgery after aggravating his back problem during the European championships in Zagreb.

"Yevgeny needs a few more weeks to fully recover. Therefore, he is not in a position to compete at the worlds," Plushenko's long-time mentor Alexei Mishin said.

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