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#pounditTuesday, July 27, 2021

All Adam Rippon wants is to throw up, have a Xanax and drink

Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon put together one hilarious interview after making his Olympics debut.

The American figure skater performed in the team event and received a score of 172.98. During an interview with NBC’s Mike Tirico after his performance, Rippon offered some hilarious quotes.

The best came when he was asked about what’s going through his mind while he’s on the ice. Rippon said, “I want to throw up. I want to go over to the judges and say, ‘can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?’ I’ll be fine. And I kept it together.”

That wasn’t Rippon’s only funny quote. Another one came when he was asked about his teammates.

“This might be my first Olympics, but it’s not my first rodeo,” Rippon said.

Rippon is openly gay and has been involved in a public debate with even Vice President Mike Pence. Tirico asked him how that affects his focus. Rippon gave a great answer.

“I’ve worked my entire life for this moment. But more than that, my mom always taught me to stand up for what I believe in. And that’s sort of given my skating a greater purpose,” Rippon said. “So I go out there and I’m not only representing myself; I’m representing my coaches, I’m representing my county, I’m representing my teammates. And I remember that. And that’s how I stay focused.”


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