But on a night of riveting drama, the judges of the men's final free skate gave their verdict by anointing the quad-less Evan Lysacek as the first American Winter Olympic champion since 1988 and relegating Plushenko to the silver medal. Certainly, few in the packed Pacific Coliseum shared his sense of injustice as they rose to salute the American's bravura display, delivered with more elegance and presence than the rather artless, if multi-rotating Russian.

The quad may have been missing from his programme but it was still bristling with difficulty – eight triples, all of them executed with precision and gusto.

I haven’t had any time for dating while I’m training.

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“We became good friends and have become really close since then,” Evan told the mag. And that’s the most important thing, to be happy with your performance, no matter what.

The duo reportedly got serious after attending the ESPYs together last July and then Evan reportedly traveled to Dallas in August to support Nastia at the U. If you do win a medal, no matter what color, as long as you enjoy the experience and just have fun out there.” Nastia told People that it was amazing to watch Evan bring home gold in men’s figure skating – the first to do so in 22 years.

This scandalous matchup definitely has members of the skating and fashion world alike raising eyebrows.

Yes you did read that correctly the 63 year old newly divorced clothing designer Vera Wang has been seen canoodling with 27 year old Evan Lysacek.

So while on the one hand, I believe Lysacek can identify however he fucking wants, his strategic dishonesty, if that’s in fact what’s happening here, disturbs me.

I’m concerned Lysacek — who as I understand it, has previously been assigned (and I believe actively embraced) a role as the great butch savior of the fagified sport of men’s figure skating — is complicit in, and perhaps actively supports, the homophobia, femiphobia, misogyny and gender policing currently on the rise in his sport. I’d argue it actually highlights some of my concerns with “gay identity” and its limitations. Here’s the source of my initial concern: Coming as it did immediately after his gold medal win, and in the midst of his very public disagreement w/ silver medalist Evgeny Pleshenko — a disagreement that’s heavily gendered as feminized artistry (Evan’s focus on expression of details) vs. Calling for fluid identities on the one hand and seeming to criticize Lysacek for not “coming out” on the other?I’m guessing Vera might actually be more than just a conquest in Evan’s MILF phase. People reported that Evan and Nastia, who first met in October 2008 while performing in NBC’s “Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular,” have been dating since last summer. “I’m excited and nervous [for Evan],” she told Access at the time, adding, “As long as he skates well and does up to his best capabilities.Is it possible that feelings between the two gold medalists aren't mutual?