Adam Rippon became the first openly gay athlete in U.S. history to medal at the Winter Olympics. Prior to the last night's free skate, Rippon had received well-wishes from THE Britney Spears: "Keep making us all smile at the Winter Olympics and good luck today. "It's a great day, I am very proud," she said. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy.

Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. It’s about struggle, and few recent Olympic athletes have embodied that more than Rippon, who fearlessly delved into rancorous political debates and pushed back against those who stood against him and the LGBTQ community.
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Adam Rippon of the U.S. competes in the Olympic team figure skating competition in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 12, 2018, when he helped the U.S. win a bronze medal. He now understands the impact of his mistakes. Adam Rippon captured the bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, but more importantly, he stole America’s heart in the process. He competed at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. There were even pride flags on display in the Olympic arena. "And then he was just like, 'uh huh,' but he took that and over the past year, when he broke his foot, I was sobbing when he said, 'Mom, you've got to believe that this has happened for something better to come in the future.'

Adam Rippon, aka America's Sweetheart, stunned audiences with a dazzling free skate performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Saturday. — -- In Adam Rippon's Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, he helped his team seize a bronze medal in figure skating. Adam Rippon became the first openly gay athlete in U.S. history to medal at the Winter Olympics. ", He added, "I have a brother and sister here. Though Rippon may not have captured Pence’s heart, he certainly earned the attention of Hollywood, with the likes of Britney Spears and Reece Witherspoon cheering him on. Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços.

People were pretty proud of him, especially considering the figure skater suffered a. Last updated on February 18, 2018, at 8:01 p.m. I thought it was completely unnecessary, and I thought he was kind of taunting him. Figure skater Adam Rippon has officially wrapped his first Olympic competitions — and he tells PEOPLE he’s likely to celebrate with a “stiff drink.”.
Sarah Paulson, of, "You're #1 in our hearts, Adam," tweeted snowboarder and fellow gay US Olympian Gus Kenworthy. "So proud of you and inspired by you.".

"I could feel the pressure, I was really nervous to be honest," Rippon said. I am really glad that my sister got to see me skate in a competition for the first time.". But when all was said and done, Rippon ended up finishing in 10th place overall.

Yet he won something that's arguably worth more than any gold medal: the love and adoration of fans, old and new. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

But the 28-year-old said he almost vomited before heading out on the ice. Pride flags - one held by @guskenworthy - were unfurled as an emotional Adam Rippon salutes the crowd. Rippon became the first openly gay athlete in U.S. history to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, when he helped his figure skating team take home the bronze. Teammate Mirai Nagasu, who also failed to qualify for the 2014 games, consoled each other while eating In-N-Out burgers, but four years later each qualified -- and they're now roommates at the Olympic Village. I mean, Mirai was unbelievable, I was trying to keep it together -- I was crying throughout her entire performance.". Bronze medalists Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu of Team U.S. celebrate during the victory ceremony after the figure skating team event at Medal Plaza, Feb. 12, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. ABC News' Matt Gutman spoke with the medal-winner and his mother Kelly Rippon, a single mother of six who traveled to Korea to support her son. Adam Rippon is a figure skater who has competed for the United States. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link. This gay gymnastics coach and his team instantly embraced a transitioning teammate. And when he said that, I just knew he would be here and something like this would happen.".

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