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U.S. Olympians, figure skaters react to Evan Lysacek’s announcement

Evan Lysacek

Gold medallist, US Evan Lysacek, does his honour lap after performing in the Men’s Figure skating free program at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 18, 2010. AFP PHOTO YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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An outpouring of social media support followed Evan Lysacek‘s announcement that he would not defend his Olympic figure skating title.

They came from fellow figure skaters, of course, but also the U.S. Olympic community.

The widespread well wishes showed the level of admiration and respect for Lysacek across the Olympic landscape.

Here’s a selection of posts:

Olympic figure skating team event field set

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