Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek has not ruled out competing at the 2011 Nationals, according to The Chicago Tribune. Lysacek gave an interview this morning in which he cleared things up:
Clarifying his situation in a Thursday morning interview with the Tribune, Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek said he will not compete any more in 2010 but left open the possibility of skating at the 2011 U.S. Championships and trying for the 2014 Olympics.
Lysacek said his chances of being ready to compete at nationals were ``50-50.''
The article goes on to report that Lysacek has been working a bit with Frank Carroll and that the skater is still in good shape. He also says that he may want to compete in Sochi.
I'm actually surprised; I thought Lysacek might skip the whole season and then kind of drift off into the nonretirement sunset, but it sounds like he isn't sure. He's obviously very competitive, so I'm sure it will be hard for him to miss a season of skating. Lysacek says he has left room in his schedule at the end of the year so that he can train for Nationals, just in case. I don't really expect to see him at Nationals..unless the other offers stop coming in.