Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/3/14
Another three weeks, and Evan Lysacek might have been a competitor at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships instead of a spectator. The reigning Olympic champion said Sunday he's fully recovered from November surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle and is already able to do some of his triple jumps. ''I'm glad to be here - with mixed emotions, of course,'' Lysacek said. ''I wish so badly I was on the ice. I miss this. This is what I love about skating: competitive skating and the competitive atmosphere.'' No man has repeated as Olympic champion since 1952, and most don't even bother trying. But Lysacek is determined to go to next year's Sochi Olympics, when the new team competition will offer the chance for two medals. He planned on returning to competition this season after a two-year break that included a runner-up finish on ''Dancing with the Stars.'' Lysacek had programs done, and his quadruple toe loop had gotten so consistent he planned to do two in his free skate. But ...
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