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Evan Lysacek - 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Evan Lysacek - 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Photo by Matthew Stockman - Getty Images Evan Lysacek 2004 Four Continents Championships

Evan Lysacek 2004 Four Continents Championships

Photo by Matthew Stockman - Getty Images Evan Lysacek

Evan Lysacek

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2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion:

On February 18, 2010, Evan Lysacek became the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion.

World Figure Skating Champion

At the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, Evan Lysacek won the World Figure Skating title.

Birthdate and Place of Birth:

Evan Lysacek was born on June 4, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois.

Family:

Mother: Tanya
Father: Don
Sisters: Laura and Christina

Hometown:

Lysacek's hometown is Naperville, Illinois, but he trained in southern California.

Home Skating Club:

Evan represented the Dupage Figure Skating Club which is located in the Chicago area.

Hobbies:

Evan enjoys cars, music and surfing.

How Evan Began Skating:

Lysacek received a pair of ice skates for Christmas from his grandmother. Then he began group ice skating lessons. He wanted to play hockey, but a figure skating coach saw that he was talented at figure skating. So, when he was eight years old, he began taking private figure skating lessons.

Coaches:

Evan Lysacek was coached by Frank Carroll and Ken Congemi. His choreographers were Kurt Browning, Oleg Epstein and Lori Nichol.

Young National Champion:

Evan Lysacek was ten when he won Juvenile Nationals. He then won National Novice Men at thirteen and National Junior Men at fourteen.

U.S. Men's Champion:

Evan Lysacek won the senior men's title at the U.S. Natonal Figure Skating Championships in 2007 and in 2008.

U.S. National Senior Men's Medalist :

In 2005 Lysacek won the bronze medal at the United States National Championships. That bronze made it possible for him to be considered for the 2006 Olympics. In 2006, Evan placed second at the U.S. Nationals and he qualified for Torino.

2006 Olympics:

At the 2006 Olympics, Lysacek did not skate well in the short program. He missed his triple axel and only did a double instead of a triple flip. After the short program, he was in tenth place. He skated great in the final freeskate and pulled up to fourth place overall.

Lysacek achieved a personal best at the 2006 Olympics. He skated to "Carmen" and included eight triple jumps in his long program.

2006 World Bronze Medalist & 2007 and 2008 U.S. Men's Champion:

Evan Lysacek won the bronze medal at the World Figure Skating Championships in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, he skated the performance of his life and won the U.S. Men's Figure Skating title. He won the title again in 2008.

Education:

In 2003, Evan Lysacek graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. He was on honor roll throughout high school.

Hopes and Dreams:

Evan Lysacek hoped to qualify again for the Olympics in 2010. Of course, he also hoped to win gold. Lysacek's dream came true on February 18, 2010 when he became the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion.

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