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Russian figure skater Evgeny Plushenko (in fact: Evgeny Plushchenko, Евгений Плющенко) (born November 3, 1982 in Siberia) is the 6-time National Champion, 4-time European Champion, 3-time world champion, and 2002 Winter Olympics silver medallist. Plushenko left his home and family at the age of 11 to hone his craft in St. Petersburg under the tutelage of former Olympic figure skating pairs champion Alexei Mishin . Plushenko was the first skater to ever complete a successful quad-triple-triple jump in competition and is also one of the few male skaters to perform the Biellmann spin. At the age of 16, Plushenko was the youngest male skater to receive a perfect score of 6.0; thus far, he has received a total of 70 6.0's.
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