Adam Rippon Is The United States First Openly Gay Man To Qualify For Winter Olympics

Adam Rippon, a 28-year-old figure skater, will be the first openly gay man to compete for the United States in the Winter Olympics.

Despite a disappointing fourth-place performance at the U.S. figure skating championships Saturday night, Rippon was selected to join Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou in Pyeongchang next month.

Adam Rippon“I’m really grateful that the selection committee looked at my body of work over the last two seasons,” Rippon¬†told reporters¬†on Sunday.

Source: NPR/Danny Nett

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