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Russia Adds More World Champions for European Figure Skating Championships


Russia has added more world champions to compete at next month's European figure skating championships.

Irina Slutskaya, Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin were named Thursday to skate alongside men's star Evgeny Plushenko, the 2002 Olympic silver medalist. The three skaters are likely to be the same the Russian figure skating federation sends to the Turin Olympics. The exception will be in the men's category where Russia will be allowed only two entrants.

The women's entries include world champion and 2002 Olympics silver medalist Slutskaya, Elena Sokolova and Viktoria Volchkova. World champions Totmianina and Marinin were also selected despite withdrawing from the Russian national competition.

Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov, Russia's world champion ice dancers, head the list for that event.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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