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Olympic Men's Figure Skater Evan Lysacek Wins Gold

by Anne Thompson
February 19, 2010 6:40 AM
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Here's video of American Evan Lysacek's intense, exhilarating winning performance Thursday in the figure-skating men's free. Thanks to tape delay, the online media delivered the news of the win before NBC aired his finale. He's the first American to win the men's figure-skating gold since Brian Boitano in 1988.

Here are some Lysacek videos.

Here's Wednesday's stunning short program, which ended with Lysacek in second place, and in tears:

Here he is on Jay Leno two weeks before the Olympics:

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3 Comments

  • odvan | February 19, 2010 9:45 AMReply

    Judges rules.

  • vid | February 19, 2010 6:28 AMReply

    They have to be disqualified! 2 marks "5.0" for the Olympic champion who did the quad in the Short programm - just to keep him down before the Free skate? And robbing him of the marks to give the gold medal for the skater who didn't jump even one single quad? I wonder why Russians haven't filed the protest yet. Maybe they know that's there is no justice when it comes to competition on the Amercan continent. They've learned it the hard way when they were robbed of the gold medal during the last Olympics when Averbuch and Lobacheva performed such a beautiful programm impeccably. Congratulations, "judges" - you ruined it all. :(

  • vid | February 19, 2010 6:27 AMReply

    The "Olympic champion" who can' do quads? Pleeease. If Plushenko was an American he would've won the medal without needing to skate probably. Shame on that judges! They have to be disqualified! 2 marks "5.0" for the Olympic champion who did the quad in the Short programm - just to keep him down before the Free skate? And robbing him of the marks to give the gold medal for the skater who didn't jump even one single quad? I wonder why Russians haven't filed the protest yet. Maybe they know that's there is no justice when it comes to competition on the Amercan continent. They've learned it the hard way when they were robbed of the gold medal during the last Olympics when Averbuch and Lobacheva performed such a beautiful programm impeccably and still didn't get the gold medal.
    Congratulations, "judges" - you ruined it all. :(

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