Plushenko indicates he'll continue to compete

Plushenko indicates he'll continue to compete

Published Feb. 19, 2010 3:19 a.m. ET

Evgeni Plushenko has indicated he will continue competing after finishing second to Evan Lysacek at the Vancouver Olympics.

The 2006 gold medalist won his second Olympic silver medal Thursday night, then indicated his career is not over. He said through a translator that ``after this defeat, I'm not going to put my hands down and stop.''

The Russian was a silver medalist in 2002. He returned from a three-year retirement trying to become the first man to win consecutive figure skating gold medals since Dick Button in 1952. But he struggled on several jump landings and spins, and it cost him the title.

At 27, he already is considered old for 0the sport. But the next Olympics are in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. That could be an enticement for him to stick around.