Unable to practice, he stayed in bed at the Olympic village, receiving fluids from IVs.After considering withdrawing, he decided to skate the next day and went on to skate a career-best free skate.
He finished fourth overall, seven points below the bronze.Two weeks later, Lysacek won the gold medal at the 2006 Cup of China by a 20-point margin. A week later, Lysacek competed in the 2007 Four Continents.He was fourth after the short program, but made yet another comeback in the free skate, landing a clean quadruple combination, to earn a new personal best and to win his second Four Continents title.His grandmother had always wanted to be in the Ice Capades, so she bought him skates for Christmas. In the 1999–2000 season, Lysacek made his international junior debut and competed on the 1999–2000 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit.He originally wanted to play hockey, so his mother enrolled him and his sister Laura in figure-skating lessons to learn how to skate. He placed seventh at his first event and then won his second event.