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Adam Rippon’s Secret To Winning National Skating Championship: “I’m Like A Witch!”

by Dan Tracer January 26, 2016

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At 26 years old, figure skater Adam Rippon has waited nearly an eternity to win his national championship — or at least in skating years.

His first medal, a still-totally-impressive-silver on the novice level, came when he was just 16 years old in 2005, so to nab the gold eleven years later is nothing short of a coup in the skating world.

So what’s his secret (besides the obvious: lots of flare and even more rhinestones)?

Being a witch, naturally.

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During his post-win interview, Rippon gave NBC Sports a quote that left us snapping our fingers and letting out an involuntary “yas queen” or two.

“26 years old — some people have written you off. What message are you sending with this performance and with this title?” the newly lauded champ was asked.

“I’m like a witch, and you can’t kill me! I keep coming back every year and every year I get better.”

Burn, baby, burn.


Watch his interview below:

And here’s the routine that won him the gold, appropriately set to Queen’s “Who Wants To Live Forever”:

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