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Sport Adam Rippon discusses importance of being your 'authentic self'

05:30  11 june  2021
05:30  11 june  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Rippon is a prominent supporter of GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organisation. In the episode, Rippon also discusses his past experiences of homophobia and bullying, the challenges of being a prominent voice for the LGBTQ community, and how the legacies of other out athletes such as tennis great Billie Jean King continue to inspire him. Watch Adam Rippon on Life Lessons Through Sport at 6.30pm on Tuesday on Sky Sports Arena, or watch all episodes On Demand now.

Olympic figure skater, beloved public figure, and now author— Adam Rippon is living proof that authenticity is a key component of true success. Here's what you can look forward to in his memoir "Beautiful on the Outside" See Less This video, " Adam Rippon on Being an Authentic LGBTQ+ Lana Parrilla gives viewers a sneak peek at Season 2 of ‘Why Women Kill’ - which is set in 1949 - and how her character, Rita Castillo, brings the figure-hugging fashions from that era to life. Parilla also shares the surprising advice she’d give her younger self and explains how her Brooklyn, N.Y

Adam Rippon has starred on the world's biggest sporting stage as an openly gay athlete. The 2018 Olympic bronze-medalist figure skater also understood the responsibility he carried.

“I got so much more joy out of competing as my authentic self," Rippon said during the Yahoo! special event "Pride Evolution." "When you’re going and you’re representing your country, if you can’t represent yourself to the best of your ability then you’re not representing your country to the best of your ability.”

Rippon, who won the 2016 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, discussed the challenges he faced in the sports world as an openly gay figure skater. Commenting on how preconceived notions that male figure skaters are inherently gay, he said he felt resistance from the figure-skating community for not being more masculine.

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Adam Rippon (born November 11, 1989) is an American former figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships.

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“I was always told to kind of 'butch it up' and 'don’t skate like a girl,' whatever that means," Rippon said. "Because good skating is good skating, being a good athlete is being a good athlete.”

After his show-stopping performance at the Olympics, Rippon was included in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018. He still continues to serve as an example to gay athletes competing at the highest level.

Rippon participated on the Pride Evolution panel with Jazz Jennings, alongside their mothers. They discussed raising children in the LGBTQ+ community.

"The best advice, if I was going to be bold enough to give advice, is to say nothing, to listen," said Kelly Rippon, mother of six children and the author of "Parent Up." "Listen more than speak. It’s difficult for your child to share personal intimate details of elements of their being that they haven’t shared publicly yet and they’re trusting you.”

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Adam Rippon ‏Подлинная учетная запись @AdamRippon 9 февр. 2018 г. Tonight I walked in the #OpeningCeremony and got to watch my old friend @Yunaaaa light the Olympic flame. Representing the USA is one of the greatest honors of my life and being able to do it as my authentic self makes it all so much sweeter pic.twitter.com/ZypvWkUBjD.

Adam Rippon landed right in the middle of the world’s stage when he represented the United States as a figure skater in the 2018 Winter Olympics, and glided right into our hearts. Not only that, but his Pyeongchang performance ended up winning him a bronze medal as part of the US team, and making him the first openly gay athlete to win a medal at any winter Olympics. In his talkshow-style YouTube series Break The Ice, Rippon teaches celebrity guests and skater friends — including Gus Kenworthy and Todrick Hall — how to do some fun ice-dancing moves, as they discuss pop culture and more.

Adam Rippon expounded on the lessons he learned from his mother and how it shaped his attitude toward life.

“As I got older I realized that to give something 100% you have to give all of yourself and sometimes that means sharing all of yourself with whatever you’re doing and whomever you’re working with," he said. "It’s been such an important lesson and something I bring with me, whether it’s in the sports world or not. I really give 100% of myself and try to use my voice whenever I have the opportunity to."

a man sitting on a stage: DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 28: Adam Rippon speaks during the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit at Detroit Masonic Temple on October 28, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 28: Adam Rippon speaks during the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit at Detroit Masonic Temple on October 28, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

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