Adam Rippon donates Olympic costume to Smithsonian
Adam Rippon announced on Twitter on Monday that the skating costume he wore at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will be donated to the Smithsonian museum.
The costume, consisting of a bejeweled shirt, pants, and even his skates, will be on display “soon” at the National Museum of American History, according to Rippon’s post.
The blades of his boots are engraved with his name. Rippon actually wore three costumes in PyeongChang: his short program costume, plus his individual and team event free skate costumes. They were similar, but it’s the individual free skate costume going to the museum. He won bronze with Team USA wearing the team event costume. In the individual event, Rippon finished 10th.
I officially donated my Olympic costume to the @smithsonian today. Pretty cool to soon have something on display in the American History Museum. Now, I just need to convince someone that they need to be next to the ruby slippers. pic.twitter.com/YIgkSBcyXv— Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) September 17, 2018