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Adam Rippon named Outsports Person of the Year

Adam Rippon named Outsports Person of the Year

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Outsports named olympic figure skater Adam Rippon their Person of the Year on Thursday (20 December).

The 29-year-old became a LGBTI household name earlier this year for his defiant stance against Vice President Mike Pence during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

Rippon went on to win a bronze medal in the figure skating team event at the Games. He is, therefore, the only US gay male to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.

‘Today Rippon is charting a course virtually unheard of in the sports world’ wrote Outsports as they announced the award.

‘He has used his unabashed wit, handsome smile, and unending determination to forge a path for himself that is shaping up to be unlike anything we’ve seen from a former athlete’.

Retirement

Rippon came out as gay in 2015. Last month, he announced he would retire from his professional skating career.

‘It might not make sense right now, but this is truly one of the most important moments in your life,’ he wrote.

This year, Rippon has also made headlines by winning Dancing with the Stars and appearing with in an episode of Will and Grace.

He’s also wowed Instagram with stunning body pics. What’s more, he’s got into Instagram tussles with Gus Kenworthy and Troye Sivan.

‘Winning is a huge part of sports, and medaling is incredible, it’s amazing,’ Rippon told Outsports on his win.

‘But the point of sports is to go into the gym or onto the ice every day and better yourself. That’s the whole point of life. I’m able to look at my sports career and be proud of it, because I got the real point of it all’.

Former winners of Outsports Person of the Year include NFL player Ryan O’Callahan, triathlete Chris Mosier, high school basketball player Datlon Maldonado, and NFL draftee Michael Lee.

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