Olympic Crush: Figure Skater Adam Rippon

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Adam Rippon is one of America’s newest stars after his Olympic debut helped Team USA win the bronze medal in the team figure skating event.

The 2016 US National champion and first time Olympian will try to add to his bronze medal in the men’s singles event later this week.

 


 

 

<p>(Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

(Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

<p>Team USA (from left) Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Kris Knierim, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani during the venue ceremony after placing third in the Figure Skating Team Event competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 12 February 2018. (Corea del Sur, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG </p>
Gangneung (Korea, Republic Of), 12/02/2018.- Team USA (from left) Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Kris Knierim, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani during the venue ceremony after placing third in the Figure Skating Team Event competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 12 February 2018. (Corea del Sur, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Team USA (from left) Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Kris Knierim, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani during the venue ceremony after placing third in the Figure Skating Team Event competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 12 February 2018. (Corea del Sur, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

<p>Rippon said that four years ago, he and Mirai Nagasu ate In-N-Out while crying about missing the 2014 Olympics. They both won Olympic bronze in the team event in PyeongChang. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

Rippon said that four years ago, he and Mirai Nagasu ate In-N-Out while crying about missing the 2014 Olympics. They both won Olympic bronze in the team event in PyeongChang. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

<p>He frequently attends LA events, such as the ESPYS, with his best friend and fellow figure skater Ashley Wagner. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

He frequently attends LA events, such as the ESPYS, with his best friend and fellow figure skater Ashley Wagner. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

<p>In the team event’s free skate, Rippon skated a clean program to take third and help the US stretch the lead against team Italy. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

In the team event’s free skate, Rippon skated a clean program to take third and help the US stretch the lead against team Italy. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

<p>Rippon is also the first openly gay American athlete to qualify for any Winter Olympics and one of three LGBTQ American athletes in South Korea. </p>
Adam Rippon Makes Olympic Debut, Skates FLAWLESSLY

Rippon is also the first openly gay American athlete to qualify for any Winter Olympics and one of three LGBTQ American athletes in South Korea.

<p>(Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

(Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

<p>Gay Olympian Adam Rippon rips Pence as U.S. delegation leader. He and fellow openly gay athlete Gus Kenworthy have told the Vice President to “eat his heart out.” (AP) </p>
Gay Olympian Adam Rippon rips Pence as U.S. delegation leader. (AP)

Gay Olympian Adam Rippon rips Pence as U.S. delegation leader. He and fellow openly gay athlete Gus Kenworthy have told the Vice President to “eat his heart out.” (AP)

<p>Rippon, a Pennsylvania native, left his home state and moved to Los Angeles to continue training. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

Rippon, a Pennsylvania native, left his home state and moved to Los Angeles to continue training. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

<p>Here Rippon takes a break from figure skating to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and snap a photo with his cat. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

Here Rippon takes a break from figure skating to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and snap a photo with his cat. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

<p>He’s also good friends with fellow American and one of the favorites in the men’s singles event Nathan Chen. Both are first time Olympians. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp) </p>
Adam Rippon

He’s also good friends with fellow American and one of the favorites in the men’s singles event Nathan Chen. Both are first time Olympians. (Photo via Instagram/adaripp)

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