It's a huge thing to have your sport's governing body be a part of that and to show all their athletes that they accept them for who they are and for their individual personalities. Rippon skated in three World Championships, but he's never skated in the Olympics — he was eighth at the January 2014 U.
I mean look at me; I’m just a normal son from small-town Pennsylvania.
Gold did not give details on what kind of help she was seeking, but she has spoken about her struggles with body issues.“Taking a step back and actually taking time to focus on herself, as an athlete that’s one of the hardest decisions to make,” Wagner said Monday at the U. It came less than six months before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, the pinnacle of Olympic athletes’ careers.
Some elite athletes have pushed through injuries and put off surgeries for fear it could affect their chances of making the Olympic team. squad that won the bronze medal in the Sochi team competition.
But Rippon said figure skating, and even the Olympics, should be the least of Gold’s concerns.“You are so much more than an athlete,” he said. If we’re also very fortunate, we’ll live for 100 years. If you aren’t enjoying it and if you aren’t happy and you know that you’re not healthy, it’s not good. “More than that, I admire her for being brave and sharing that with the world that she was going to be doing that.” This photo taken Feb.
4 shows the snow sculpture shaped of the Olympic rings at the town of Hoenggye, near the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang.
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He already has a career plan in mind for after he retires from skating competitively.
Adam’s already done some work choreographing other skaters’ routines, and spoken about the experience: “I can absolutely see [choreography] as my future full-time job.
(Not enough to actually melt the ice, you know, because that would be a mess — but his performances are on fire! In a 2017 Pride Month interview with Team USA’s blog, Adam shared, “Being gay isn’t what defines me, but it’s a big part of who I am and I like to talk about my coming out because that’s when I started to own who I was as a person.” 12.
) Read on to learn more about the talented skater who’s ready for his Olympics star turn. When he’s not training on the ice, Adam is living his best Cali life.
But Wagner said when Gold talked with her and Rippon before making her announcement, it was clear she’d reached a point where “she was ready to feel better.”“To be able to take a step back during your Olympic season, that just goes to show how much she needed a change,” Wagner said. But her career has been on a downward spiral since the 2016 world championships, when a dismal performance in the free skate dropped her from first to fourth.