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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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Photos: Saeed Khan/Yuri Kadobnov/Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty, Cameron Spencer/Getty
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  • pup

    RIGGED!

  • Bobo

    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.

  • leanne Thorpe

    Diasuke should of won, his short programe was outstanding

  • haha

    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!

  • LuckyL

    Late; my Facebook is faster than this site

  • fashionista

    Just FABULOUS Congrats

  • t

    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.

  • SASHA

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

  • Courtney

    Evan definitely deserved the gold. Congrats!

  • Ms Anonymous
  • Ms Anonymous
  • Liv

    Plushenko’s a jerk when he said those sh1t aftee the game.
    Evan deserved the GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Evan u rock!

  • so meh…

    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.

  • Margaret

    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 shit like with Sasha Cohen and Irina Slutskaya in Turin!!!
    Russians figure skaters are the best in the world!!!
    not americans
    Russians
    fuuuuuucking judges

  • Ash

    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.

  • Margaret

    figure skating is dead

  • Jayne

    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.

  • Jayne

    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

    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.

  • Marina

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

  • From SIBERIA

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

  • nina

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

  • Margaret

    хахх русские наступают)))

  • From RUSSIAN

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

  • From Russia, St Petersburg

    Russia Sucks – Россия Дерьмо!

  • http://britneyzone.ru lida

    Плющенко №1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • O

    America Sucks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nina

    Плющенко number 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dobby

    Plushenko was right. This guy didn’t deserve the gold. BOOOOO!!

  • morgan

    Lysacek was slow, boring, too simple. It is figure skating, not just dances on ice!
    Плющенко лучший!!!

  • honest American

    I’d give give him the gold for the best salon tan…but that’s it….He’s more marketable to the corporate world and that’s why he won.

  • molly

    Evan looks like Ed Grimley.

  • annab

    Skating is more than jumps and how many rotations you do. It’s about presentation of many elements. At least he isn’t so into himself like Plushenko who is acting very immature and showing bad sportsmanship. What good are judges then..if you are going to question why they voted like they wanted. You give judges a job to do and accept what they liked best.

  • hmmm……..

    Johny Weir got ROBBED

  • e

    Evan and the Russian may have one the medals but JOHNNY WEIR won the hearts of everybody!!!!!!! Johnny is Flawless.

  • Linda

    It sounds like sour grapes to me. Figure skating is about the performance, the design of the dance on ice, not just the jumps. Evan was outstanding and put on a beautiful performance. Plushenko is just full of himself and was angry that he didn’t win. HE DIDN’T DESERVE TO WIN! HE’S A POOR SPORT. Plushenko needs to learn good sportsmanship, he’s a sore loser!!!!

  • From USA

    Evan Lysacek – In Sochi you will be 100000000000% …….loser!!!!
    Welcome to Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • From USA

    Linda ………….The silly woman American…..

  • From USA

    Linda ……..The silly woman American!!!

  • From SIBERIA
  • lennie

    I’m French. And I really don’t get (and don’t care) about the US vs Russia thing. But I love sports. And I love skating. And Plushenko was ABSOLUTELY robbed. I understand that Lysacek must be over the moon, as well as his country thanks to the gold medal. But in sports when the BEST only comes second and only wins a silver medal, it is WRONG. And it’s a shame. This one is not a glorious gold medal like Vonn’s.

  • LuckyL

    Yeah, I knew there were a bunch of second-rate, ugly Eastern Europeans posting here.

  • George M.

    Sorry all, but Plushenko is the best man in figure skating… he deserved to win! But he already has 3 olympic medals… so whatever…

  • kyle

    @Jayne: Well said!

  • LuckyL

    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:29 am

    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.
    @reply | Flag This
    # 18
    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:31 am

    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.

  • LuckyL

    AND AGAIN

    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:29 am

    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.
    @reply | Flag This
    # 18
    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:31 am

    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.

  • LuckyL

    OH WAIT, YOU DON’T GET IT YET?

    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:29 am

    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.
    @reply | Flag This
    # 18
    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:31 am

    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.

  • LuckyL

    FOR THE SLOW ONES

    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:29 am

    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.
    @reply | Flag This
    # 18
    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:31 am

    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.

  • LuckyL

    ….ANNNND ONE MORE TIME

    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:29 am

    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.
    @reply | Flag This
    # 18
    Jayne @ 02/20/2010 at 3:31 am

    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.

  • LuckyL

    A SORE LOSER IS NEVER A GOOD LOOK

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