Feature Producer for NBC Olympics, Figure Skating. Edited by Tim Mullen.
Yevgeny Plushenko was the talk of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He was the only male figure skater asked to compete in the newest category of Olympic Figure Skating: the Team Event. He decided to come out of retirement and, at age 32, compete once again for Russia. After nailing both his short and free performances in the Team Event and helping Team Russia win Gold, the question was: would he skate in the Men's Individual Competitions?
This piece opened our coverage on the night of Men's Short Program....and just as Plushenko took the ice to compete, he shocked the world and decided to pull out of the competition due to back problems.