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Lysacek ends gold drought for U.S.

Updated: February 19, 2010, 8:05 AM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Evan Lysacek stood atop the podium, looking dazed as the first notes of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" floated through the arena.

No wonder.

When the guy standing next to him is skating, the medals ceremony usually has a different soundtrack.

Lysacek became the first U.S. man to win the Olympic gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988, shocking everyone -- including himself -- by upsetting defending champion Evgeni Plushenko on Thursday night. Plushenko, ...

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