Out figure skater Adam Rippon did not walk away with a medal for his individual performance at the Olympics yesterday, but he won his fans’ hearts.
Yesterday, in the Men’s Single Skating event, he finished seventh in the Short Program and tenth in Free Skating. His combined score put him in tenth place.
After the event, the 28-year-old skater was asked if he would retire. “I think at first I need a five-minute break and a really stiff drink and then maybe, like a day or two off the ice, at least to dry out my costumes, and then we’ll see.”
Twitter sent him love.
I don't fully understand figure skating judging so I can't really speculate on the scoring but @Adaripp's performance was truly mesmerizing. You're #1 in our hearts, Adam! So proud of you and inspired by you.
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 17, 2018
.@Adaripp & @guskenworthy are the Olympic heroes gay boys everywhere have been waiting for. THANK YOU both for using the platform you had during the games and for standing up for us and standing so fiercely against that bigot. So proud.
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) February 17, 2018
I am so proud. @Adaripp was injured in a boot this time last year. He came out tonight and showed everyone hard work, determination and a touch of fabulosity will get you far. I love you so much and I'm so amazed by you.
— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) February 17, 2018
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 17, 2018
Adam Rippon will not medal, but it's safe to say he's the winner of the Olympics
— Logan Rhoades (@LoganRhoades) February 17, 2018
Rippon will be going home with a bronze medal for the team figure skating event.