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Lysacek takes gold; Plushenko gets silver

USA’s Evan Lysacek edged out Russia’s defending Olympic Champion Evgeni Plushenko, becoming the   first U.S. man to win Olympic Gold since Brian Boitano in 1988. Daisuke Takahashi   claimed the bronze, the first Olympic medal in Men’s Figure Skating for Japan, while Stéphane Lambiel of Switzerland came in a close fourth.

Lysacek gave a solid performance which featured eight triple jumps, including two triple Axels, in his routine to Sheherazade. The…

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Three former champions top the men’s leaderboard

Three former champions top the men’s leaderboard

The buildup of the  championship men’s competition lived up to the hype tonight in the short program in Spokane.

Three former U.S. Champions were expected to battle it out for the top three spots, and at the…

Lysacek captures Grand Prix Final gold

USA’s Evan Lysacek won the event after placing first in the long program with a new personal best of 159.60 points. The World Champion performed to Scheherazade which featured eight triple jumps (including two triple-triple combinations), and also displayed strong spins and footwork. His only mistake was popping his second triple Axel. His total score of 249.45 points was also a new personal best.

“I feel confident now heading into…

Lysacek captures first world title

Lysacek captures first world title

You couldn’t write a better script to what happened to Evan Lysacek in the last year of his skating career. The two-time U.S. Champion was forced to withdraw…

Lysacek leads at Skate America; Weir second

Lysacek leads at Skate America; Weir second

USA’s Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir headlined the men’s short program tonight, and didn’t disappoint. Both men made small errors in their programs, but on the whole, were very put…

Lysacek edges out Weir for US title

Lysacek edges out Weir for US title

The skate gods were shining down on U.S. Figure Skating this week at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In recent years, the sport has taken a hit in popularity as…

Lysacek sees mental toughness as key to retaining U.S. National title

Lysacek sees mental toughness as key to retaining U.S. National title

Evan Lysacek heads into next week’s 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships with a healthy body and a clear mind. The two-time Worlds bronze medalist will be competing in his eighth senior nationals. He feels that he is in good…

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Lysacek takes lead in Harbin

USA’s Evan Lysacek lead the men after the short program, followed by teammate Johnny Weir. Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland is currently third.

Lysacek put his hand down on the landing of the first jump in a quadruple toeloop-triple toeloop combination, but otherwise delivered a triple Axel and a triple Lutz in his Zorro routine. The 22-year-old also executed two level three footwork sequences and two level four spins, earning a…

Lysacek captures second Four Continents title

USA’s Evan Lysacek proved that his performance at the US Championships two weeks ago was no fluke. The two-time and reigning World bronze medalist overcame an almost 11 point deficit after the short program to win his second title at this event.

Three-time and current Canadian Champion Jeffrey Buttle settled for silver after a disappointing performance.

Skating to music from Bizet’s Carmen, Lysacek opened with a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop…

2007 US Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Novice Division

Armin Mahbanoozadeh (Fairfax, Va.) was the gold medal winner in the Novice division, while Alexander Johnson (Minnetonka, Minn.) edged out Keegan Messing (Girdwood, Alaska) for the silver.

Short Program

Performing to music from the Beetlejuice soundtrack, Mahbanoozadeh landed a triple Lutz-double toeloop combination, a solid triple flip and a double Axel. The 15-year-old also produced a good level three straight line footwork sequence and sit spin, placing first with 45.50…

2006 Cup of China: Men’s Highlights

USA’s Evan Lysacek easily captured his first Cup of China (COC) gold medal, while Sergei Davydov of Belarus won his first senior Grand Prix medal – the silver. Canada’s Emanuel Sandhu, who was the COC Champion last year, won the bronze.

Chengjiang Li of China withdrew before the Men’s Short Program due to health problems related to asthma.

Short Program

Davydov opened his routine to Hymn to the Moon by Eugenia Manolides…

2006 Skate America: Men’s Highlights

Skate America was the first of six events of the ISU Grand Prix series and was held at the Hartford Civic Center, Oct 26-29, in Hartford, Conn. Over 60 skaters from 15 different countries competed for points and monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points go toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final, to which the top six competitors in points standings from each discipline will be invited…

Three Pieces of Silver for Lysacek

Three Pieces of Silver for Lysacek

Disappointment has dogged promising American skater Evan Lysacek at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Three times he’s skated well enough to win and three times he’s been second. “My big…

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2003-04 Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was held at the Malmö Isstadion in Malmö, Sweden, December 12-14, 2003. The event featured the top eight qualifiers (in each discipline) from the eight Junior Grand Prix series which began in September.

Ladies

Japan’s Miki Ando won her second Junior Grand Prix Final competition (she won gold in 2002 and bronze last year). Lina Johansson of Sweden, who was in first…

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men

The men’s competition at the 2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships was the closest of all the disciplines with Russia’s Alexander Shubin and the USA’s Evan Lysacek battling it out to the end with Shubin prevailed by a one-vote margin in the long program. France’s Alban Preaubert was a surprise third, the same results as in qualifying round A. In that event, one of the top contenders, USA’s Parker…