After recuperating with an injury, Lysacek started aiming to get a repeat gold in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Evan Frank Lysacek was born on June 4, 1985, in Chicago, Illinois. Initially enthusiastic about ice hockey after learning how to skate as an 8-year old, Lysacek realized his figure skating possibility after his high-speed development in the sport. Lysacek won the United States Figure Skating Championship’s men’s novice division in 1999 as well as the junior division the next year. He continued to consistently attend school between contests, but the demanding program and expenses shown a significant weight because of his family.
Lysacek wrapped up his junior career using a gold medal in the 2003-2004 International Skating Union Junior Grand Prix Final as well as a silver medal in the Junior World Championships. Following the leap to the senior level, he rallied from a quiet beginning to the season having a surprise win in the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in February 2005, followed by an impressive third-place showing in the World Championships the following month.
A silver medal finish in the 2006 U.S. Tournaments earned Lysacek a position on the U.S. squad for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, but the grand showcase was a bittersweet romance for the 20-year old. Weakened by the flu, Lysacek missed two hops during his brief program, as well as a solid performance in the free skate still left him just shy of a spot on the podium, in fourth position.
The tall, fit American continued to make steps toward the sport’s top rung by winning his first U.S. Championship and his second Four Continents Championship in 2007. After notching his second straight U.S. title in 2008, in 2009 he became the first American guy in 13 years to win the World Championships.
Triumphs at 2009 Skate America along with the 2009-2010 Grand Prix Final apparently left Lysacek nicely placed for Olympic glory, and he seized the chance in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. After an impressive brief program that made him in a virtual tie with defending gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko, Lysacek provided a technically outstanding functionality in the free skate which was enough to nudge him past Plushenko for the gold.
He became a contestant on such season’s Dancing with the Stars and joined the Smucker’s Stars on Ice Tour. Lysacek planned to go back to contest for the start of 2012 skating season. Nevertheless, he was made to pull away from early contests because of groin pain, and wound up missing the complete season after undergoing surgery in November. Ultimately healthy the subsequent summer, Lysacek declared plans to go back to activity in 2013.