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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: