It was not without controversy though...of course...
I am no judge, but here is my two cents.
1. I'm incredibly happy for Evan. From what I understand no one trains harder, works harder, or wants it more than Evan Lysacek. You can read my interview with Aaron Harris, and he has been told the same thing. This guy is a work horse. He also played this very smart. He knew what it was going to take to win this, and he simply went out and did it. Even going back to Nationals in Spokane, he was thinking about the Olympics. I think he saw Nationals as a training ground, and didn't let the fact that Jeremy Abbot outscored him there do anything to his mental well being and toughness going into the Olympics. He also didn't let Plushenko's whining about the quad, over and over and over and over again get the best of him. He knew it was a risk not throwing a quad, but he also knew he would have to skate perfect to win the Gold. He did that. End of story...congratulations Evan! We couldn't be happier for you...
2. Evgeni Plushenko
is one of the worst "losers" (he did take home the Silver, so I don't know why he is still crying), of all time. He has three Olympic medals, one from '02, the gold in '06, and now a silver in 2010. He is obviously an incredible skater...he is just a really, really poor loser. Just like Evan knew it was a risk to go out and _not_ attempt a quad, Plushy knows it is a risk to skate less than perfect in your final free skate. He also got to skate last. He knew exactly what he needed to do to beat Evan, he just couldn't do it. He fell flat when he needed it the most. But that is not the problem. The problem is that he will not stop crying about losing. He blames the judges, the system, calls the winner an Ice Dancer, and even has the leader of Russia Putin whining about the loss. Read about that here: Putin Cries
. I've got more on the subject, but don't have time right now. Ice Dancing is about to come on (seriously).
3. Johnny Weir skated an incredible program. I wish he would have scored higher on his Free Skate. You can read plenty of articles that agree with me on the subject. I just don't know enough about the judging to make an educated statement here. I was just really happy that he left it all on the ice. Great job Johnny!
Alright, I've got some Ice Dancing to watch.
See you on the ice!