Weir's rivalry with Evan Lysacek
Johnny Weir's biggest rival in skating so far has been U.S. teammate Evan Lysacek. In a 2008 piece on the rivalry between the two, the New York Times described it this way:
One stands 6 feet 2 inches, wears panther black and dates ESPN's Hottest Female Athlete. The other weighs an avian 125 pounds, favors sequined swan outfits and coyly brushes off patter about his sexuality.
One skates with precision and adrenalized power, wants figure skating in the X Games and wears several days of stubble during competitions. The other adores skating's operatic performances, is asked if his eyelashes are real and announces that they are. ...
Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir share nothing -- except their status as the top two figure skaters in the United States. The closest they ever hope to be is on a medal podium.
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