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Plushenko out of Olympic individual event

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Russian figure skating great Yevgeny Plushenko said Wednesday that nagging injuries will keep him from contesting the individual competition at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games on home soil in Sochi. 

Russia's Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko at the end of his Men Free Skating program at the 2010 European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn on January 21, 2010

The shock decision deprives Russians of the chance to cheer on one of the country's biggest sports stars and cuts short a long-shot comeback from back injury for the flamboyant 31-year-old.

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