Adam Rippon closed out his PyeongChang Olympics on an emotional note.
Adam Rippon closed out his PyeongChang Olympics on an emotional note, earning a huge ovation from the crowd and those on social media.
The outspoken athlete has emerged as one of the top figures in these winter games for his words and charisma.
According to Bleacher Report's Joon Lee, Rippon said he would celebrate with a stiff drink. He added, “One thing I want America to come away with is that I’m not America’s gay sweetheart. I’m not America’s gay icon. I’m just America’s sweetheart. I’m just an icon.”
As part of his final skate, he performed to "O" by Coldplay.
See how celebrities and athletes reacted to his final performance
I need an oxygen tank. Adam has taken my breath away— Gracie Gold (@GraceEGold) February 17, 2018
Rippon you had a beautiful skate— Dick Button (@PushDicksButton) February 17, 2018
I started crying as soon as Adam Rippon landed his final jump. That program was spellbinding. It meant so much to the future of skating, and so much to me, personally. Adam didn't just kick open the door for queer skaters. He tore the door off its hinges. We're here to stay.— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) February 17, 2018
Adam Rippon's final routine can end in no other way than a Sarah Jessica Parker/Kim Cattrall reunion.— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) February 17, 2018
Rippon won't win a medal but he should get a gold wreath or something. Prettiest performance? Is that a thing?— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) February 17, 2018
A job well done to Rippon.