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Lysacek edges Chan for title

Updated: March 27, 2009, 8:40 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Hometown boy makes good, the kind of story Hollywood loves.

A short skate from the movie capital, Evan Lysacek, an Illinois native now ensconced in Los Angeles, became the first American in 13 years to win the World Figure Skating Championship. He did it thanks to a spectacular free skate Thursday night.

"Well, tonight I wasn't thinking about winning, I wasn't even thinking about medaling." Lysacek said. "I just wanted to skate well for my hometown crowd of L.A."

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