Have you been enjoying the Olympics this week? I sure have!
I haven’t exactly made a secret of the fact that Evan Lysacek is one of my favorite figure skaters (if you don’t remember my previous post about him, check it out here), and last night he certainly didn’t disappoint. If you missed the Men’s Short Program, you missed some great skating. There was some okay skating. Then some good skating. A few great perfomances … and then the cream of the crop!
At the end of the night, reigning World Champion Evan Lysacek is in 2nd place going into the Free Skate tomorrow night. In honor of his fantastic skating that had Amy and me on the edge of our seats, almost as if we were watching a football game, I would like to share a video of his Free Skate from last year’s World Championships in L.A., where he won the title. To win again tomorrow night, Evan will likely employ this strategy, executing each jump and spin with precision and artistry.
And in case you don’t follow men’s figure skating closely (but why wouldn’t you?), the last US man to win Worlds and then go on to win an Olympic gold was Scott Hamilton in 1984. It’s about time, huh?
Enjoy Evan’s performance … and the Olympics!