While flamboyant American figure skater Johnny Weir didn't clinch Olympic gold during Thursday night's men's final, he certainly won the attention (and maybe hearts) of fans around the world this week with his outlandish outfits and raw emotion.
“I did the best I could,” Weir said Thursday. “There were a few small flubs I made. I was very proud of myself. I was crying before I went on the ice. I had tears streaming down the side of my face and had so much emotion that I couldn’t get out of me.”
Tuesday's men's figure skating short program was fun to watch mainly because the 25-year-old Weir captivated in a sparkly, black and neon-pink body suit with ruffles. He even had some "man cleavage" going on. He actually used that word, according to iVillage Entertainment.
Thursday, however, belonged to American Evan Lysacek who wound up on the top of the medal podium followed by a very ungracious Evgeni Plushenko from Russia.
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“I was positive that I won,” he said through an interpreter, according to Outsports.com. “I suppose Evan needs a medal more than I do. Maybe it’s because I already have one. I have to share with you, though, two silver and one Olympic gold, that’s not too bad.”
Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi won the bronze. Stephane Lambiel was fourth, Patrick Chan was fifth and Johnny Weir was sixth.
Elvis Stojko even had his two cents to add writing for Yahoo that it ruined skating because of the new scoring system.