Yevgeny Plushenko asked to develop Russia physical education program

Yevgeny Plushenko

Russia turned to one of its most celebrated athletes to come up with a school gym class curriculum.

Four-time Olympic figure skating medalist Yevgeny Plushenko was asked to develop a physical education program, according to Russian reports.

“It is important that school children are enthralled by great coaches and athletes they all know, and that they take up new and interesting sports,” Russian education minister Dmitry Livanov said, according to the Moscow Times citing Russian agency TASS.

Plushenko, 31, will not skate this season but has not ruled out a run for a fifth Olympics in 2018.

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