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Olympic Golden Boy Won't Smack Talk Russia

2/24/2010 9:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gold medalist Evan Lysacek's been trashed by a Russian figure skater for his winning routine -- but the U.S. Olympian ain't looking to talk smack back.

Evan Lysacek: Click to watch
We got the winning skater ... and his gold medal ... outside "Larry King Live" last night, where he said Evgeni Plushenko's routine was "inspired" -- and the Russian is only criticizing Evan because "he's under a lot of pressure."

Translation: I beat his ass fair and square.

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itsmevalerie    

Love Evan....lots of class, this guy.

1641 days ago
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craig    

That's a Russian for you, they are sore loosers.

1641 days ago
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Frederique    

What a very gracious thing to say. Good for you, Evan. My respect for you just went up even more... wish I could respect Evgeni but I have a very hard time liking him after his ridiculous behavior.

1641 days ago
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Cootie    

And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is a class act!!!! Public figures...learn from it!

1641 days ago
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Anthony    

Best translation ever.

1641 days ago
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ClassyMenAreHot    

Nothing like a classy gentleman. I love it, wish a lot of other people would learn from it!!!

1641 days ago
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MJ    

Evan deserved to win that gold, he skated wonderfully. Pleshenko, while good, did not have as good of a performance as Evan in anyway. I don't understand how he could come back after being a professional, to skate in the Olympics anyway, there use to be very strict rules about this. His greed is what drove him, and it didn't work out. I use to enjoy watching him, but no more after this. He has really killed himself. Evan, you are a class act, keep up the good work!!

1641 days ago
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London not England    

I'd Do Him........

1641 days ago
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Maniacal Zebra    

Now, THERE'S a true sportsman!

1641 days ago
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Joey    

The guy asking Evan questions is worse than nails on a chalkboard. What a loser. But Evan is smokin' hot!! There's a debate about which team he plays for. Hope it's mine.

1641 days ago
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lost in lalaland    

Too bad more athletes don't have that level of class.

1641 days ago
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London not England    

#13-joey

OH DON'T WORRY JOEY...

HE BATS FOR YOUR TEAM ALRIGHT! Balls and ALL!

1641 days ago
13.

Jake    

Flamer!!

1641 days ago
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boohiss    

Evan Lysacek is one classy guy! He deserves the GOLD around his neck! Plushenko is nothing more than a sore loser, silver is nothing to cry about dude. It's really pathetic how he's trying to remove the spotlight from Lysacek and place it on himself...I wish the media would stop assisting him in his efforts. Lysacek deserved the GOLD and all of the attention surrounding his Olympic performance!! Rock on, Evan!!!!!!!!!!! USA WOO!

1641 days ago
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Floridachik    

Can he be any more gorgeous....i love him!!!

i hope his tour comes to my town..i will be seeing him..

1641 days ago
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