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Lysacek gracious despite Plushenko's comments

Fourth-Place Medal

Evan Lysacek isn't happy with Evgeni Plushenko's complaining, and who can blame him? After winning gold in men's figure skating, this is Lysacek's moment to shine. Instead, all he is doing is answering questions about Plushenko, the silver medalist, and how Plushenko said that Lysacek isn't a true champion because he didn't attempt a quadruple jump, as Plushenko did.

"I guess I was a little disappointed that someone that was my role model would take a hit at me in one of the most special moments of my life," Lysacek said. "But it's tough to lose. It's not easy."

To his credit, Lysacek is handling the situation as well as one possibly can, congratulating Plushenko on his third Olympic medal instead of telling Plushenko to hush up, which he wouldn't be wrong to do.

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