Evan Lysacek won gold in Men's Figure Skating Thursday night, giving America its first win in the event since the 1988 Calgary Games, when Brian Boitano completed the feat.
Russian Evgeni Plushenko, the defending gold medalist, ended up with the silver. Japan's Daisuke Takahashi won bronze.
Plushenko was the leader after Tuesday night's Short Program, but Lysacek's performance in the Free Skate tonight was more technical, and simply executed at a higher level.
Lysacek earned a 167.37 in the Free Skate, compared to Plushenko's 165.51. In the end, it was enough for the win, as the American narrowly edged the defending champion by 1.31 points.