Last edited by paskatefan; 06-17-2012 at 10:34 AM.
Evan Lysacek's competitive results are far from mediocre. Since 2005, Lysacek competed in 28 competitions and failed to medal only two times ( 4th at 2006 Olympics & 5th at 2007 WC)Of course, you are right. Even Lysacek is not a mediocre skater, if we compare him to many of those who have never risen above some fifteenth/twentieth place in WCH. He's just not one of the greatest.
ISU World Championship:
ISU Senior GP:
2005: 2, 2
2006: 1, 2
2007: 2,2,3 (final)
2009: 2,1, 1 (final)
U.S. Figure Skating Championsips:
Evan at the Olympics = 1 OGM in 2 tries
Todd at the Olympics = Bupkis in 3 tries
Indeed, Evan's worst Olympic result (4th) matches Todd's best Olympic result.
Evan at Worlds = 1 World title in 4 tries
Todd at Worlds = 1 World title in 8 tries
Evan on the quad = Sometimes landed
Todd on the quad = Never landed (except maybe once in a fluff competition)
Evan's triple axel = Not good though usually landed
Todd's triple axel = Very good, though it sure failed him in the Nagano FS
Evan's costumes =
Todd's costumes =
Last edited by Cheylana; 06-18-2012 at 07:11 PM.
I can't even remember any of Todd's costumes. I guess they were all black and conservative.
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Yes, Evan's nipple costume was and also
Re: Todd's costumes, I recall many bland vests. And at 1998 Worlds he wore a royal blue ensemble featuring turtleneck, lol.
Evan would have never won a single World or Olympic title in any era other than the one he won in. Certainly not in 93-98 when you had Browning, Stojko, Urmanov, Kulik, and Eldredge himself, and Todd atleast did what Evan wouldnt have, won a World title in that era. Not in 99-2002 when you had Yagudin and Plushenko. Not in 2003-2007 when you had Plushenko, Lambiel, and Joubert all at their best. He won a couple of big events when there was literally no competition at all, everyone retired, out injured, coming back from injury layoff, or not ready yet. His biggest competition for the Olympic Gold was a 27 year old way past his prime Plushenko who had been out of competition for years, and showed up with horribly COP-unfriendly programs and still nearly won.
Winning 1 World in 4 tries as opposed to 1 of 8 is basically rewarding him for not attending the 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Worlds, none of which he would have won. Todd was top 2 at 4 of his 8 Worlds, and medaled in 6 of 8, a more impressive overall stat IMO. Obviously Evan gets the edge for Olympic performance, Todd again for U.S National performance where even being royally gifted the 2008 title Evan has less U.S titles than Abbott and Weir in the same era.