Adam Rippon Says You Can Credit Witchcraft With His Olympics Success

Adam Rippon has devoted the better part his life to reaching the Olympics as a figure skater. You might think it was the innumerable hours hard work that got him a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea, and a spot on the rotation for Team USA, but according to Rippon himself, the dark arts also played a significant role. Yes, an unstoppable passion and a peerless work ethic will get you far, but when you’re 28 — an old man on the ice compared to many his rivals — it also takes some witchcraft, as Rippon told his dear friend Andrea in a post-skate interview.