It Changed My Life: From ice-skating Olympic gold to a life in real estate

Evan Lysacek learnt the correlation between hard work and success at a very young age

Evan Lysacek remembers vividly the exact moment when he was possessed by a piercing clarity of purpose.

It was at the Palavela indoor arena during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin in Italy. Then 20 years old, he had missed out on a medal by just 1½ points in the men's figure skating finals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 23, 2020, with the headline 'From ice-skating Olympic gold to a life in real estate'. Subscribe