Olympic champion Lysacek to take at least a year off

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  1. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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  2. oleada

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    Most shocking news of the offseason
     
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  3. WildRose

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  4. peibeck

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    Not very surprising news, but thanks for posting.
     
  5. MikiAndoFan#1

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    I'm not surprised. I also think he won't come back.
     
  6. igniculus

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    So very Sasha Cohen of him.
     
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    I definitely don't expect to see Evan competing at 2011 Nationals, and would be very surprised to ever see him compete again at all.
     
  9. victoriaheidi

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    Totally not shocked. I would have been really surprised to see him compete this year. Not that he had GPs; it would have just been Nationals/Worlds.
     
  10. dinakt

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    Wise decision. Though I doubt we'll see him back, I would not rule out the possibility. Evan seems to be the type who enjoys rigorous routine and structure- he might miss it and decide to train again.
     
  11. caseyedwards

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    OMG an american olympic gold medatlist is not continuing? Well there is just no precedent! LOL LOL!
     
  12. Jenna

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    Uhm....:slinkaway: :scream:
     
  13. modern_muslimah

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    IA. I don't think it's likely we'll see him again but he really does seem to thrive off of competition and structure so I do not think it's completely out the realm of possibility.
     
  14. SabineK

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    It seems wise to end his competitive career on high note.
     
  15. RD

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    It's the new trend. It's in. :hat1:


    No one retires any more. It's always about taking the "indefinite break". Kwan started all this...
     
  16. MikiAndoFan#1

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    :lol:
     
  17. diskates

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    Thats old news. He already said he wasn't doing Grand Prix this year.
     
  18. LuckyCharm

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    And to me it's far less obnoxious than retiring and coming back repeatedly, like certain athletes in other sports have done.
     
  19. Jenna

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    Ahh....who might we be referring to here? *cough a certain football player cough*
     
  20. Rock2

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    Meh.

    You win an Olympic medal, go see if you can make money off of it and when the money and opportunities run dry you return to skating if your body will let you and you feel like you can dedicate yourself to the training.

    The situation's not complicated to decipher and is the path for a lot of skaters.

    I think we'll see him back. He's cool with training hard and he'll grow weary of life on the D-List. I don't see him coaching or doing choreo either.
     
  21. judgejudy27

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    I echoe the thoughts of most in this thread in that I very much doubt he will compete again. Why would he, he has already achieved all you can in the amateur World, and he is headlining Stars on Ice.

    Anyway eventually there will be some men who are regularly landing quads and combining it with a complete program and he would never return in his late 20s to try and go up against that when he has already ended his amateur career on a high note.
     
  22. bardtoob

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    He needs to take the cash and run to college because I don't see much of a role for him in skating if he is not competing except as a technical specialist or judge.

    College at UCLA (or in the ghetto at USC) as well as on the D-List could be a pretty sweet deal.
     
  23. judgejudy27

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    Scott Hamilton loves him and he is the only American OGM of the last 18 years excluding Hughes and Lipinski who obviously were done with skating awhile back. I think he will continue to be the star of SOI for atleast the next quad, unless the tour goes bankrupt.
     
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    I meant in eligible skating (ie coaching, choreography). Of course, he will tour at least until 2014, where he can wow the crowd with Olympic style 3T and 2A to their hearts delight.
     
  25. Jaana

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    I will very much miss seeing Lysacek in competitions!

    On the other hand I think that with the Olympics as his last ISU competition is for a skater the greatest time to end oneĀ“s eligible career as the reigning Olympic, World and GPF champion....
     
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  26. Poggi

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    well, if anyone needs routine and structure, they can go to schol or get a job... skating is definitely not the only way to bring these things into one's life :)
     
  27. Gwoofer

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    Yep - and that was as high a note as he could get out of himself. He's still just not artistic (or whatever you want to call it) but he works like hell and follows direction well. It would be very hard to accomplish anything anywhere near what he did twice and he seems, by his own statements, mostly in it for the athletics. With the ever changing sport. It seems unlikely.
     
  28. Polymer Bob

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    Evan has the same problem as Johnny, what does he do now?
     
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