Winter Olympics - Lysacek to skip worlds

Reuters - Sun, 28 Feb 13:00:00 2010

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek will not defend his world title in Turin next month.

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The American toppled favourite Yevgeny Plushenko to win the men's title at the Vancouver Games last week and has opted to end his season in Canada but said he was not quitting the sport.

"I'm not afraid to lose," Lysacek, 24, said in a statement.

"Regardless of medals, I still have so much to thrive on in the sport. I'm not ready to say goodbye."

Women's Olympic champion Kim Yuna of South Korea will travel to Italy to defend her world title.

Follow the Winter Olympics 24/7 on British Eurosport (Sky 410 / Virgin 521) and Eurosport HD (Sky 412) British Eurosport channels are streamed online via the Eurosport Player.


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