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Evan Lysacek Wins Figure Skating Gold... In Vera Wang

Evan Lysacek Wins Figure Skating Gold... In Vera Wang

Figure skater Evan Lysacek took home the gold medal on Thursday (February 18) at the 2010 Winter Olympics at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The 24-year-old wore a creation by designer Vera Wang, who’s a former figure skater herself. She created five outfits for Evan, 24, to wear at the Olympics, according to CBS. In the past, Vera has designed costumes for Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan.

Evan beat out Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko, who repeatedly has argued that Evan‘s Olympic victory is the first without a quad jump since 1994.

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# 2

I agree with Plushenko, to be the best you can’t be afraid and play safe, but watching last night i liked Evan’s presentasion better.

# 3
leanne Thorpe @ 02/20/2010 at 12:36 am

Diasuke should of won, his short programe was outstanding

# 4

Evan’s performance kicked ass, Plushenko was all over the place I saw him.. maybe if he wasn’t so cocky he would have put a on a performance worth remembering! Not too mention his quad he barely landed them.. he wasn’t on his game therefore he lost to someone who put on a quality performance!

# 5

Late; my Facebook is faster than this site

# 6
fashionista @ 02/20/2010 at 1:09 am

Just FABULOUS Congrats

# 7

So handsome. I would have been outraged if he didn’t win, he was the only one who was completely steady and flawless. It’s one thing to take bigger risks but if you don’t succeed at them it’s hardly better.

# 8

THOS SNAKES LOOK LIKE BRAD AND ANGIE’S JEWELRY CREATIONS.
ANYONE AGREE WITH ME?

# 9

Evan definitely deserved the gold. Congrats!

Plushenko’s a jerk when he said those **** aftee the game.
Evan deserved the GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Evan u rock!

so meh... @ 02/20/2010 at 2:52 am

Plushenko deserved the gold, how can Lysacek
be the Gold medalist when he can’t land a quad,
they rewarded being safe, he’s not the true champion.

LYSACEK SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKS!
He is disgusting!!!
he doesn’t deserve even bronze medal!!!
i didn’t saw his jumps at aaaaaall
Plushenko did more than ten ideal jumps!!!
the same **** like with Sasha Cohen and Irina Slutskaya in Turin!!!
Russians figure skaters are the best in the world!!!
not americans
Russians
fuuuuuucking judges

Evan is so very much a gay. Look at the way he is coupling his breasts. Like he wishes he had some. Gay gay and even more gay. Get a real manly sport won’t you.

figure skating is dead

It all came down to grade of execution. They tied for artistic scores. Plushenko received HIGHER technical scores. But on the score evaluating the quality of each element, he had lower scores. This was due to the wonky landings of his triples, lower quality spins with less speed, and lack of jumps during the second half of the program to earn bonus points.

Essentially Plushenko is saying if you perform a quad, the rest of the program doesn’t matter. This is like saying if perform a quintuple back flip in a gymnastics floor routine, how you land on the mat doesn’t matter, nor do wonky landings on your other jump passes, or how technically well you perform everything else. But that’s not how any judged sport works. You have to perform all of it well, no gold just for one gutsy move.

Plushenko and his coach Mishin complained about the judging 8 years ago under the old system…only that time they complained about Yagudin and his coach influencing the judges….same old, same old.

Plushenko says men’s figure skating is turning into ice dancing. Well, considering he did zero jumps in the final 1:30 of his program, HE was the one dancing and prancing around.

I credit him for trying the Quad – he received full credit for it, but he needed over 166 points to win, and the quad only wins 14.8. It’s Ice SKATING, not ice JUMPING. You have to spin well, do strong transitions between jumps, and difficult footwork.

If it was just a quad fest, it would resemble the NBA’s slam dunk contest.

Dakota fan @ 02/20/2010 at 3:55 am

Fashion designers designing outfits, men wearing pink frilly numbers, feathers etc. It should be called Men Ice Dance – trying to influence haha – what about the USA judge who privately mailed all the judges to point out that because the Russian does such big jumps he doesn’t do a lot of the dancing transitions. Also the judges judged based on the roars from the Canada and USA. No way was this judged fairly.

It is Olympic games!!! The best SPORTSMAN should win, but not dancer or artist.

From SIBERIA @ 02/20/2010 at 4:25 am

Evan, darling! You are welcome to Sochi in 2014!!! All the RUSSIANS are waiting for you! LOSER!!!!

Plushenko – THE GENIUS! The BEST!!!!
Evan – Dances as the girl! UGLY !!!He has not deservedly won!!!!!!

хахх русские наступают)))

From RUSSIAN @ 02/20/2010 at 5:14 am

Evan – Early you rejoice! Plushenko – the great sportsman !!!
In Sochi in 2014 …Plushenko – deservedly GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Russia, St Petersburg @ 02/20/2010 at 5:32 am

Russia Sucks – Россия Дерьмо!

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