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Skaters stunned by late Plushenko withdrawal

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Yevgeny Plushenko's rivals were stunned on Thursday night after hearing that the four-time Olympic medallist had withdrawn injured at the last minute from the Winter Olympics. 

Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko takes part in a warm-up during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014

Plushenko, pulled out shortly before he was due to skate his short programme at the Iceberg Skating Palace, after stumbling out of a triple axel jump and quickly announced he was calling time on his career.

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