Evan Frank Laisacek ( born Evan Frank Lysacek , [ɛvʌn ˈlaɪsətʃɛk] , meets Lysacek , Lysacek   ; June 4, 1985 , Chicago ) - American figure skater , performing in single skating , Olympic champion of 2010 , world champion in figure skating skating ( 2009 ), two- time US champion , two-time bronze medalist at world championships. As of June 2011, he occupied the 18th place in the ranking of the International Skating Union (ISU)  . In November 2006, the US Olympic Committee elected him the athlete of the month. From 2001 to 2003, he was trained in Moscow with Viktor Kudryavtsev , currently training in Los Angeles with Frank Carroll .
Lysacek at the 2009 World Championships .
|Date of Birth||June 4, 1985 (34 years)|
|Place of Birth||Chicago , United States|
|Place of residence||Los Angeles , United States|
|The best results in the ISU system|
(at international amateur competitions)
|The card was last updated: 02/19/2010|
Childhood and adolescence
Lysacek was born in Chicago, Illinois , and grew up in Naperville . His mother Tanya (ne. Santoro) works as a teacher, and his father Don is a construction contractor . Father Lysacek Czech origin; Orthodox Christian  . Evan also has an older sister, Laura, and a younger Christina, who plays for the national volleyball team. In 2003, Lysacek graduated with honors from school, receiving several awards for outstanding academic achievements.
Evan Lysacek began to ride at age 8. Grandmother, who always dreamed of performing in the Ice Capades show, gave her grandson skates for Christmas. At first he thought of becoming a hockey player, so his mother sent him and his sister Laura to figure skating lessons so that Evan could learn to skate. However, figure skating captured Lysacek. In 1996, he won the US novice championship, and in 1997 he was ranked fourth in the junior Olympic Games. Lysacek was unable to qualify for the 1998 US New Championship, but won it in 1999 (at thirteen years old), and next year he won the US Junior Championship, although after the short program he was only the fifth.
In the 2000-2001 season, Lysacek successfully performed at the junior Grand Prix in figure skating , won two silver medals, and selected the Grand Prix final among juniors . At the debut championship of the USA among adult athletes he took the 12th place. Lysacek became the second candidate from the United States for the 2001 World Junior Championships , where he went after Ryan Bradley withdrew due to injury. Lysacek performed well in short and freehand programs and finished second after another American, Johnny Weir . Thus, for the first time since 1987, the United States took the first two places on the junior podium. [five]
The following season, he practiced little because of injuries, especially broken ribs. After the events of September 11, 2001, the American Figure Skating Association canceled the junior grand prix stage in Arizona and did not allow young figure skaters to participate in other stages. Lysacek again took 12th place in the US championship and did not get into the team at the junior world championship. After that, Lysacek changed his diet and training regime. In the 2002-2003 season, he again won medals at the junior Grand Prix stages, made it to the top ten at the national championship and participated in his first adult international competition - the championship of four continents.
Winter Olympics 2010
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, according to the results of the free skate program, it won first place with 257.67 points. And in both the short and arbitrary programs set to music by Russian classical composers, he received the highest marks in his career. Silver and bronze went to Evgeni Plushenko (256.36 points) and Daisuke Takahashi (247.23 points), respectively  . After the Olympics announced the departure of the sport for an indefinite period  .
Attempts to return
In September 2011, he decided to return with the intention to speak in Sochi  , but the attempt was unsuccessful due to financial problems  . He withdrew his bid for Skate America 2011 and Trophée Eric Bompard 2011 .
In June 2012, there was news that Evan was returning.  His goal is to perform at his third Olympics in Sochi .  However, a week before the start of the Grand Prix series, he refused to participate.  At the end of November 2012, Lysacek underwent an operation to remove an inguinal hernia.  He planned to perform in the January 2013 US Championships, but withdrew the day before.  He also stated that he was training two quadruple jumps in the free program. 
|Winter Olympic Games||four||one|
|Championships of the Four Continents||one||one||3||2|
|Grand Prix Finals||Wd||Wd||3||one|
|Grand Prix Stages: Skate Canada||3|
|Grand Prix Stages: Skate America||five||2||2||2||3||one|
|Grand Prix Stages: Cup of China||one||2||2|
|Grand Prix Stages: NHK Trophy||2|
|Grand Prix Stages: Cup of Russia||five|
|World Team Championships||1/1 *|
- * - place in the individual competition / team place
|Junior World Championships||2||2||2|
|Championships of the Four Continents||ten||3|
|US Championships||1 N.||1 J.||12||12||7||five|
- N = Among newbies; J = Junior competitions; WD = Discontinued
- Figure Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Single Skating (Men)
- Example of the erroneous use of the name . livesport. The appeal date is April 9, 2010.
- Example of the erroneous use of the name (Inaccessible link) . mail.ru news. The appeal date is August 1, 2005. Archived June 5, 2012.
- ISU World Standings for Figure Skating and Ice Dance (eng.) . ISU (June 17, 2011). The date of circulation is June 17, 2011. Archived on August 28, 2011.
- NBCOlympics.com - Athletes - Evan Lysacek
- US Men Finish First and Second . New York Times (May 2, 2001). The date of circulation is December 16, 2008. Archived June 5, 2012.
- [ http://vancouver.lenta.ru/news/2010/02/19/free/ Vancouver'2010 :: Lenta.Ru <! -
- Lysacek decided to take a career break indefinitely
- Lysacek is going to perform at the 2014 Olympics (inaccessible link)
- Skater Evan Lysacek withdrew from the Grand Prix series for financial reasons
- Lysacek returns
- Evan Lysacek intends to perform in Sochi-2014
- Evan Lysacek will not participate in the Grand Prix series
- Lysacek went under the knife
- Lysacek again postponed the return
- Lysacek trains two quad