Evan Lysacek upset Evgeni Plushenko to take the Olympic Gold medal - a first for US men's figure skating since Brian Boitano in 1988.
His win has sparked much outrage from the Russians, and also many fans around the world, with fans proclaiming that this signified the "death of quads". Indeed, Lysacek had chosen to omit the quad jump in his program, whereas the other skaters in the top 4 all attempted it. Such outcome only speaks of the new judging system's focus on the technical execution of elements, rather than the difficulty.
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