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4 Things to Know: Adam Rippon, Skating

Competitve champion figure skater Adam Rippon once said, "I'm like a witch, and you can't kill me! I keep coming back every year, and every year I get better."

Four Things to Know

1. First opnely gay U.S. Winter Olympian

2. Originally from Pennsylvania, he relocated to train in Lakewood.

3. Broke his foot during training in January 2017.

4. Born deaf, Rippon had corrective surgery.

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