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Evan Lysacek Biography

Birth Name:
Evan Frank Lysacek
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Figure skater

Fast Facts

  • Got his first pair of skates as a Christmas present from his grandmother when he was 8
  • Was selected as a member of his high school's prom court
  • Finished fourth at the 2006 Winter Olympics games in Turin, Italy
  • In Los Angeles in 2009, he became the first U
  • S
  • men's skater in 13 years to win the World Championship
  • Won gold in the Men's Singles competition at the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver
  • Appeared on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with pro dancer Anna Trebunskaya; the pair came in second place
  • Has appeared in Ralph Lauren photo campaign for the Olympics
  • Was forced to pull out of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia after injuring his hip, but still attended the games as an analyst for NBC
  • Charities include the Ronald McDonald Charity Houses, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics and Figure Skating in Harlem
  • Many of his costumes are designed by Vera Wang