"We ask a pianist to perform more than Chopin," he said."We ask a figure skater to do not only jumps but spins and footwork.
"The best restaurant doesn't offer only the best steak," he said.
"The slogan of the Olympic Games is citius, altius, fortius [faster, higher, stronger]," said Michin. It's progress." But Frank Carroll, Lysacek's coach, was having none of it.
"It's fine to be the best jumper in the world, but does that mean you're the best figure skater in the world? "It's not figure jumping – it's figure skating." Lysacek, looking a little tired of Plushenko's carping, concurred.
Following a statement Monday morning that Evan Lysacek was dating gymnastics Olympian Nastia Liukin, a rep for the men's figure skating champ clarifies to Us Magazine.com: "He is single. They've gone to some events together, are hanging out and having fun." Will Evan follow in the footsteps of these athletes turned beloved celebs? "With young people who knows what 'dating' really is? "She's a gold medalist, too, so she gets how crazy the schedules can be." How well has Nastia transitioned from an athlete to a celeb? Prior to Liukin, Lycasek dated Tanith Belbin — a Canadian-American ice dancer who won a silver medal for the U. at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy — for three years.
" Lycasek, 24, tells Us that he first met Liukin "a couple years ago doing a skating and gymnastics show for NBC…She's been right by my side through this last year and really helped me with everything that's going on." Brush up on the love lives of these A-list athletes The newly-crowned champ (the first U. man to win a figure-skating gold medal in 22 years) adds that Liukin, 20, is "a great support support system for me." (Liukin triumped at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.) "With Nastia, there's no pressure," the rep says.