Classy and Not So Classy

Evan Lysacek and his grandparents -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are winding down.  I’ve spent some time watching a little of the Olympics each night.  I didn’t watch the Men’s Figure Skating, but I have been interested in what has happened since the medals were awarded.

On Thursday night, Evan Lysacek of the United States narrowly won the gold medal over Evgeni Plushenko of Russia.  Plushenko immediately said that Lysacek didn’t deserve the gold medal because he didn’t even attempt a quad jump.    He said that he was the victim of poor judging.  However, the poor judgment now seems to be center directly on Plushenko.

Lysachek has been a classy winner, complimenting Plushenko.  “Plushenko is a great guy, a great skater. I’ve admired him for years. I thought he did an outstanding job.”

Pluskenko–not so classy.  “You can’t be considered a true men’s champion without a quad.”

And now the best part of the controversy—Pluskenko has awarded himself the platinum medal.  Nevermind that it doesn’t exist in the Olympics.  He is such a champion, he created the platinum medal for himself.  His personal website states, “Silver of Salt Lake, Gold of Torino, Platinum of Vancouver.”  He even has a picture of the platinum medal.  Check it out here.

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One Response to “Classy and Not So Classy”

  1. CALIFORNIA GIRL :o) Says:

    That’s pretty pathetic!

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