Skating champ Evan Lysacek Reflects on his changed life since Vancouver Olympics
Lysacek rarely skates these days. He last did something that could be called a public performance when Ice Theatre of New York honored him in October 2016. With an ankle ligament still sore from a misstep injury that threatened to have him in a cast for his wedding last Dec. 14, he shuffled briefly around the ice while working with skaters in Malaysia.
That detachment from the sport has made it difficult for him to believe what he was seeing in the video of the greatest performances of his career.
“It’s surreal to watch,” Lysacek said. “When I think of what it took to get there, I think, ‘How did I ever do that?’”
Lysacek, 34, was speaking by phone from Bangkok, Thailand, where he will be living about half the year while he and wife of three months, Duangpatra “Dang” Bodiratnangkura, work together on a real estate development project outside Bangkok. Most of the other half will be spent in Los Angeles, where they are about to start another …