Adam Rippon gave an honest quote about not being the best figure skater and then briefly moved into first place in his event

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Adam Rippon gave an honest quote about not being the best figure skater and then briefly moved into first place in his event

Adam Rippon has become a star in the Winter Olympics just as much for his bubbly personality as for his figure skating.

The 28-year-old US skater has won over audiences with his charisma and sense of humor, which he even says is his strong suit.

In an interview with NBC on Friday in Pyeongchang, shortly before competing in the men's individual short program, Rippon gave an honest interview in which he said he knew he was not the best skater at the games ' but was the most fun.

"Coming here, my most important event was that team event," said Rippon, who earlier this week won bronze as part of the US's figure-skating team. "To skate so well, I knew my job was to go and help Team USA get a medal. Now, I'm heading in the individual event, I know I'm not a medal favorite. And you know what, I know I might not be the best, but I'm the most fun. So I think that tonight, I'm really gonna enjoy myself, I'm gonna do my best to skate my heart out."

It was an honest answer, with Rippon's typical humor, that won over even more fans.

And then Rippon took the ice ' and placed first, at least momentarily. Rippon's score of 87 vaulted him into the lead, but he was passed immediately after by Dmitri Aliev, of Russia, who scored a 98.

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Posted By: businessinsider.com

Date Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 2018, 03:44 pm

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