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USA's Evan Lysacek reacts on the podium after winning the gold medal in the men's free program figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Lysacek is ecstatic about performance

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Evan Lysacek says his gold-medal performance in men's figure skating has not sunk in yet and that he would love

"to be there" for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Talking to NBC's "Today" show this morning, the American says he is ecstatic about the whole evening.

Lysacek became the first U.S. man to win the Olympic gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988, upsetting defending champion Evgeni Plushenko.

Lysacek says he felt his program was strong enough that he didn't need a quadruple jump to beat Plushenko, who led after the short program and does the difficult leap.

He did say, though, that he had questioned the decision.

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