From the moment he first stepped onto the ice at the age of 3, he had dreamed of becoming the next Wayne Gretzky, but a skull deficiency kept him out of contact sports."I'm the only male figure skater up there, and my dad's the town sheriff, and my brother pitches for the high school baseball team.
It sounds like a movie," says Larcom, now 30, talking on the phone from the Toyota Sports Center rink in Los Angeles, where he coaches figure skating and hockey.
They don't just rely on jumps for PCS - footwork, transitions and spins are all there too. He skates fast, but he just moves his hands around as interpretation, and yet he is consistently marked up for those artistic elements.
There are probably some European sports websites where you can watch live too. Javier deserved to win, but Yuzuru had a horrible year of injury and surgery, he's done well to be back and to win the silver. He's obviously not quite at the technical level of those ahead of him but his choreography and skating skills are impressive. Orser seems to focus on keeping his skaters grounded and calm, and shapes their programs well to suit their individual skill and personality, as well as hitting all the elements.
SPOILER ALERT: Men's short: Hanyu in 1st, followed by Javier Fernandez, then Denis Ten. You're right, R4, the American Ladies imploded in the SP and ruined their chances for a medal....again. Can't help thinking that Adam Rippon would have achieved much more if he hadn't left Orser.
He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time (2005, 2007) Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion, and a two-time (2007, 2008) U. Lysacek graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in 2003.
Lysacek was the 2010 United States Olympic Committee's Sports Man of the Year, Lysacek went to Spring Brook Elementary and then to Gregory Middle School.
Hockey players called him "fag," "gay," "homo" and "queer.""I'd be holding my skating partner's hand [while practicing on the ice], and I'd want to go faster and stronger to prove I could beat them," Larcom says about the hockey players.
"I thought, You're playing with sticks, but I have this girl who I can lift and throw.