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Evgeni Plushenko's Platinum Medal!

Perhaps you've heard that Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is none too happy with his 2nd-place finish in the men's competition. He has said gold medal winner — and American — Evan Lysacek didn't deserve to win, because he didn't attempt a quadruple, and Plushenko landed one. I'm no figure skating judge, so I wondered if his anger was founded. This explainer of the scoring for the two routines satisfied my curiosity — the Russian's just suffering from a massive case of sour grapes.

And ego, shockingly.

From Yahoo's Fourth-Place Medal blogger Maggie Hendricks:

Evgeni Plushenko's long, delusional journey continues. Just days after the silver medalist for men's figure skating denied that Evan Lysacek is the true champion of men's figure skating, he has apparently awarded himself a platinum medal.

His official website shows him wearing an Olympic medal, and reads "Silver of Salt Lake, Gold of Torino, Platinum of Vancouver."

AMAZING. Not only is he better than Lycasek, he's awarded himself a medal that doesn't even exist yet. Best line back to Hendricks: "Bravo. That's commitment to a delusion."