Go Johnny, GO! Weir secures a spot on Olympic team

Ladies and gentlemen, the US Olympic team for men’s figure skating: (L to R) Jeremy Abbott, Johnny Weir, and Evan Lysacek.

After skating a solid short program and having a few slip ups during his free skate program, Johnny Weir finished an overall third place in the U.S. Nationals for men’s figure skating and secured himself a spot on for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Rounding off the team are Jeremy Abbott and Weir’s long-time rival Evan Lysacek, giving the United States its strongest team since Brian Boitano’s days.

“I have very mixed feelings about my performance tonight. There’s lots of things I can be proud of and, of course, mistakes I’m not so happy about,” Weir said. “I’m saving that perfect, amazing clean performance [for Vancouver].”

“My costume looked pretty,” he added, “so I’m happy about that.”

For more coverage on this weekend’s U.S. Nationals and results, check out:
LA Times
NY Times
Miami Herald
Seattle Times

ESPN’s Jim Caple does a day-in-the-life with Johnny: “Johnny Weir is a Real Man”

Don’t miss the premiere of BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR on January 18 at 10:30PM E/P.

You can own a piece of Johnny by getting his official jacket here.

If you missed it, check out Johnny’s short program and free skate program below: