Adam Richard Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American figure skater. Earlier in his career, he won the 20 World Junior Championships, the 2007–08 Junior Grand Prix Final, and the 2008 U. Rippon was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In the 2004–05 season, Rippon won the silver medal at the Novice level at the 2005 U. In the 2005–06 season, he debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. Championships, he finished 11th at the junior level. In the 2007–08 season, Rippon competed on the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit.He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Rippon won a bronze medal as part of the figure skating team event, thus becoming the first openly gay U. He competed at the 2005–06 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Croatia and placed 6th. In the 2006–07 season, Rippon did not compete on the Junior Grand Prix circuit. At his first event, the Harghita Cup in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, he won the gold medal. After Nationals he was assigned a spring international assignment, Triglav Trophy in Slovenia 2005, and competed in the Junior division, finishing first and winning the gold medal. Following the event, he left Sergeeva and began working with Nikolai Morozov in February 2007 at the Ice House in Hackensack, New Jersey.He then won the silver medal at the Sofia Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. Rippon moved up to the senior level in the 2008–09 season. Championships, his senior-level national debut, he placed seventh.These two medals qualified him for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. In the Grand Prix season he was assigned to compete at the 2008 Skate America where he placed eighth and the 2008 Cup of Russia where he placed third in the short program and fifth overall. In December 2008, he moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to begin training with Brian Orser at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club. He was named to the team for the 2009 Junior World Championships.
At the 2009 NHK Trophy, he finished 6th after placing 8th in the short and 5th in the free. team to Worlds after other skaters withdrew; he placed 7th in the short program, 5th in the free skate, and 6th overall.At Four Continents, he placed 7th in the short program and first in the free skate, winning the gold medal. Rippon began his season at the Japan Open, where he finished ahead of Daisuke Takahashi and Evgeni Plushenko.He won the bronze medal after placing third in the short and second in the free skate. Championships, Rippon finished 5th and was assigned to the 2011 Four Continents Championships, where he had the same result.At the 2010 Skate America, Rippon placed third in the short program, 7th in the free skate, and 4th overall. On June 16, 2011, Rippon announced he was leaving Canada and returning to train in the US at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, home of his DSC-based choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo and began training under the charge of Jason Dungjen.
In the 2011–12 season, Rippon was assigned to 2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard as his Grand Prix events.
He opened the season with a 4th-place finish at Skate Canada. He finished 4th at Four Continents and 13th at Worlds.