Was Adam Rippon Robbed By The Olympic Judges? | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated

  • Опубликовано: 12 фев 2018
  • Despite a flawless performance, Adam Rippon came in third place in the team figure skating competition. Was he robbed?
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  • EricaM.
    EricaM. 2 месяца назад

    There is more to figure skating than just the jumps... it's a performance based sport. You need to consider the jumps, spins, footwork, transitions, interpretation, and overall quality of the performance given. I thought he had a better program/performance overall. I understood why he lost, especially under the current judging system, but I still think he did he best. I'd much rather watch his program than the first or second place finishers. ESPECIALLY the second place finisher, who not only fell but had a pretty underwhelming program in general.
    I think too much emphasis is being placed on the jumps. They take up so little time in the overall program! It's making the sport less interesting to watch. (IMO)

  • Tracey Rafique
    Tracey Rafique 2 месяца назад

    Adam was robbed of the gold medal!!!!

  • Connie Maheswaren
    Connie Maheswaren 2 месяца назад

    He wasn’t robbed

  • Oscar Valencia
    Oscar Valencia 2 месяца назад

    That’s why there’s a GOE fall on a quad and you can get up to -4 ... land a clean triple and you get extra point . But come on HE WASNT ROBBED AND you can’t limit the athleticism... either get our A game USFS or stop complaining

  • marie-claire diehl
    marie-claire diehl 3 месяца назад

    Yuzuru messes up on two jumps yes but he perfectly landed 2 quads and Adam attempted 0 quads so how was he robbed of a gold? All three medalists did amazing quads and he did none. He knows how figure skating is scored so if he wanted to win gold he should compete to win

  • Di Grenier
    Di Grenier 3 месяца назад

    Sour grapes lol

  • Estefanía Izaguirre
    Estefanía Izaguirre 3 месяца назад +3

    Muricans with their sensationalist headlines being the sore losers they always are. Adam was fantastic, expressive and the quintessential artist but he had absolutely ZERO chance for an individual medal so let's not act like he was "robbed" because compared to the actual top skaters in the world, his programs have kindergarten difficulty. Not to mention that the majority of them didn't even fall, the main issues were turning quads into triples, something that according to this video shouldn't even be a problem to you,as you have no qualms about comparing a double to a quad (seriously, what the fuck?)

  • John Rossi
    John Rossi 3 месяца назад +1

    It should be subjective. He is beautiful and exudes and grace and statuesque glamour. I don't need to see the other competitors .... He was robbed.

  • Robert Miller
    Robert Miller 3 месяца назад

    His butthole was too sore and blown out to make any real jumps. So he played it safe and got burned. He might want to get used to being burned

  • WillBeDone Coach
    WillBeDone Coach 4 месяца назад

    Ok, ESPN? You know football, basketball, and baseball. Please refrain from commenting on other sports. You know nothing about them and it is mortifying listening to the commentators struggling through name pronunciations, rules, and more. Thanks for the coverage, but please leave it at that.

  • Ron Wickerd
    Ron Wickerd 4 месяца назад

    He lost fairly

  • Wonho's Ramyun
    Wonho's Ramyun 4 месяца назад +1

    Well he robbed parts of his routine that would be more accurate.

  • Leah Winn
    Leah Winn 4 месяца назад

    She forgot to mention that even though a skater may get higher points for falling on a higher level jump, the GOE's (grade of execution) will reflect the fall. The Technical Panel gives points for the level of the element completed, the Judging Panel then give GOE's on that same element. Falls will reflect negative GOE's, which bring down the base value of a jump. Not to mention the additional 1 point mandatory deduction for each fall.

  • sunnysanny32
    sunnysanny32 4 месяца назад


  • Ralph Mundo
    Ralph Mundo 4 месяца назад +1

    That skater is so gay.

  • Debra Demusz
    Debra Demusz 4 месяца назад +1


  • Selena Zhang
    Selena Zhang 4 месяца назад


  • casgiatina
    casgiatina 4 месяца назад

    In short: no.

  • gianca60
    gianca60 4 месяца назад

    Robbed by russian judges friends of Trump !!! (You know I'm joking, right?)

  • MrQbenDanny
    MrQbenDanny 4 месяца назад

    Paging Adam Rippon, paging Adam Rippon, Adam Rippon, go to the nearest OLYMPIC house phone...

  • Maya Adams
    Maya Adams 4 месяца назад

    he deserved it

  • Cat Blue
    Cat Blue 4 месяца назад

    Maybe he wasn’t robbed due to the level of whatever the judges go by these days...but in my opinion, his program was still the most enjoyable to watch.

    • phangirlable
      phangirlable 4 месяца назад

      It's not judged on how enjoyable it is. And personally I find him uncomfortable to watch because he's so camp. Yikes.

  • Nathan Higgins
    Nathan Higgins 4 месяца назад

    You are only asking this question because he sucks dick and you know it. This isn't even a real sport anyway so what does it matter?

  • femaleskater1185
    femaleskater1185 4 месяца назад +29

    Is this lady really comparing a double jump to a quadruple jump? Gtfo.

    • Captain Blaze
      Captain Blaze 3 месяца назад +5

      ikr. its understandable to compare quad to triple. but to double??? bitch please, double cant qualify for olympics

  • Jim J
    Jim J 4 месяца назад +15

    Not robbed
    He skated a plain safe routine. The skaters that fell were pushing the limits and executing difficult routines.
    Just because he is gay he thinks he should have gold around his neck.
    This is why we didn't like participation trophies when they were children.

    • Jim J
      Jim J 4 месяца назад

      The judges obviously seen it differently. It don't matter how much we arm chair it.
      He knew the rules before he skated in this level of competition.

    • The_Creed
      The_Creed 4 месяца назад +5

      Jim J Gay doesn’t have anything to do with it man. Adam did a perfect routine. Sure, it was relatively simple, but if you execute you execute. People who attempted but failed at more difficult routines shouldn’t have a comparable score. You should still be rewarded for taking risks, but not that much.

  • Mike L Hawaii
    Mike L Hawaii 4 месяца назад +1

    Why are these two making excuses. He sucked more then the others.

  • Enzo Veiga
    Enzo Veiga 4 месяца назад

    He was robbed because the technical specialist marked an Underroation in an obviously clean jump

  • Ronizetti
    Ronizetti 4 месяца назад

    Perhaps the judges have seen his RUclip videos in preparation for the Olympics ...

  • Manny Fernandez
    Manny Fernandez 4 месяца назад

    You should just be deducted less if you fell. If you fell, you fell.

  • Leah Brown
    Leah Brown 4 месяца назад +1


  • K! 3000
    K! 3000 4 месяца назад +4

    Even if he wld have placed higher in this event. The USA wld still only be in third overall. Which means he would still only have gotten a bronze medal. He should be grateful for that. Becuz if shoma from Japan wld have skated for Japan instead of the other guy. Then Adam would have been in fourth. His programs are all very junior ish. He doesn’t have much difficulty within his technical ability. So he should be grateful for anything he can get at this point. He barley even qualified to go to the games. I don’t know why everyone is so hype over the lowest ranked man on the team.

  • beebee
    beebee 4 месяца назад

    Thats what he gets for bashing VP pence

  • Johnny G
    Johnny G 4 месяца назад +1

    Rippon Sucks and that's a fact.

  • Sandra Kaye Hansen
    Sandra Kaye Hansen 4 месяца назад +11

    Whether you like the rules or not, the rules were followed. He did a very conservative routine, and the guys that beat him all landed quads. The ones that fell completed their quads but fell afterwards. So, you can say you don't like them, but it's wrong to say he was robbed. The truth is, he didn't push himself, but played it a bit too safe.

  • Martiros ,
    Martiros , 4 месяца назад


  • ventolin63
    ventolin63 4 месяца назад

    Robbed? Far from it! The judges didn't felt the ardent need to award the gold medal to some fruitcake who takes it up his ass just because it would pleasure all the PC snowlake libtard bleeding-hearts back in the US. He DIDN'T deserve the gold medal. End of story! This is not the Grammy or the Oscars...you actually take that medal home...if you DESERVE IT, not if you're Black, Gay, Mexican or Transgender! Michael Phelps, and so many Americans know this pretty well. You don't need to colonize your rectum with someone's dick for that...you just need to work and work...and also be lucky enough that all your hard work would pay off WHEN IT MATTERS MOST. :)

  • Tress Braga
    Tress Braga 4 месяца назад +14

    robbed? Rippon does not have the technical goods to compete with the best in the world.
    at nationals, he placed 4th! NBC wanted him there to push the "gay" agenda.

    • Jeremy Wright
      Jeremy Wright 4 месяца назад +1

      Well I am gay and I have never even heard of this guy until today. I guess he is unworthy of the agenda, lol. Figure skating isn't really my thing, however.

    HAWAIIRAMSFAN7 4 месяца назад +1

    M W T B Y G T H!!!!!

  • Tia Moore
    Tia Moore 4 месяца назад +3

    No he wasn't! Chen should have competed instead of him.

  • Patrice Marie
    Patrice Marie 4 месяца назад

    .... Ripped Off? .... Robbed? .... The Judges Awarded This Man .... Super Millions .... For Being the Gay Olympian Poster Boy .... Major endorsements Ahead!

  • Andrew Hosea
    Andrew Hosea 4 месяца назад

    You guys didn’t even mention Adam 🙄

  • bill ding
    bill ding 4 месяца назад +6

    Whining little punk. The world is out to get him. Pathetic.

  • hg82met
    hg82met 4 месяца назад +6

    No. Next question.
    Scoring in figure skating is pretty straight forward these days - gone are the days of being 'robbed'. You do a quad, you get the points for it. You do it after half-way through, you get extra points. Simple as that. He might be a pretty sight on the ice, and not make any mistakes, but that doesn't mean he'll get the highest marks. Wait until the singles competition starts - Rippon will be lucky to be in the top 8. Especially if he throws in an error or two.

  • Angela Griffin
    Angela Griffin 4 месяца назад

    Your statement, "it is still flawed", you support that with the point, falling with hard jump, vs successful easy jump. You are failing to see one of the Olympics cornerstone's. Rewarding risk. What do you mean it's not ideal. Ideal in reflection of your belief or philosophy or the Olympics? It's not about subjectivity. It's your belief of playing safe is better than pushing to the edge and risking it. The very backbone of the foundation of the Olympics. No there doesn't have to be a happy medium. It's not about being impressive, this is the Olympics, striving to be the very best... If someone is falling with every jump, they are not going to be picked to go to the Olympics. And Olympic level skaters are going to be more smart in strategy then to risk falling all the time. Not skating outside of their ability. But pushing out of their comfort zone. So the scoring rewards risk. Finally, they do reward clean skating. But again that priority is up to the skater, the coaches, the management of Team USA or Team (other Country.)

  • Brittany JAD
    Brittany JAD 4 месяца назад

    Rippon landed 2 triple axles during his program, he didn't just go out there and do double and just simple jumps. If this is the case, why not just put every hump had a quadruple and just say screw it I'll get the points anyways lol

    • Brittany JAD
      Brittany JAD 4 месяца назад

      theoboegoddess I was being sarcastic. Based on your starting difficulty of your routine even if you fall on your quad jump you'd end up with more points even if you land all of your triples. Which is what happened.

    • theoboegoddess
      theoboegoddess 4 месяца назад +2

      Brittany JAD because it’s extremely difficult to get the REVOLUTIONS of a quad. Most people can’t spin in the air that many times, or they WOULD attempt it. Basically, if you did 3 revolutions on a quad, you wouldn’t get the points at all. Or if you almost got 4 revolutions but it was under rotated,you won’t get the points either. It has to be 4 perfect rotations. So Adam didn’t want to take that risk since his quads aren’t very good. So he elected to take it out.

  • ihave35cents
    ihave35cents 4 месяца назад +5

    He got what he deserved.MAGA

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 4 месяца назад +1

      You'll get what you deserve.

  • Pata Tim
    Pata Tim 4 месяца назад +14

    Hahahahahaha He thought he is the best! Darn!

    • POF 415
      POF 415 4 месяца назад

      Tracey Totem 😂

    • Wonho's Ramyun
      Wonho's Ramyun 4 месяца назад

      Seka Lechita why? Pence is laughing because now it’s proven that Adam lied!

    • phangirlable
      phangirlable 4 месяца назад +1

      He doesn't need to fall to stand no chance in the competition. No quads, no medals.

    • Sir Alfred Lawrence
      Sir Alfred Lawrence 4 месяца назад

      Tracey Totem he's a evil Sodomite

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 4 месяца назад +3

      He was flawless. I bet Pence was clenching his teeth hoping he would fall.

  • vagurl84
    vagurl84 4 месяца назад +4

    Not fair... Adam was robbed.

    • theoboegoddess
      theoboegoddess 4 месяца назад +6

      vagurl84 did you understand what they were saying? Harder jumps means more reward. Adam was not robbed.

  • Bad Cattitude
    Bad Cattitude 4 месяца назад

    Gay af

  • quietman356 123455
    quietman356 123455 4 месяца назад +14

    Welcome to international competition .

    • cumbertrash
      cumbertrash Месяц назад

      still doesn't mean Adam should win just because he skated a clean junior program

    • Jaim Kaan
      Jaim Kaan 3 месяца назад

      quietman356 123455 read all the reports of the ISU misjudging at Sochi ans other world competitions...shameful and corrupted to the bones

  • Gerry Maloney
    Gerry Maloney 4 месяца назад +3

    Yea I liked my own comment

    • thebluestblue
      thebluestblue 4 месяца назад

      Gerry Maloney relevance?

  • Gerry Maloney
    Gerry Maloney 4 месяца назад +1

    This (turd burglar) got what he deserved xanex head piece of shit don't ever disrespect our GREAT president Donald Trump!!!

  • andy taylor
    andy taylor 4 месяца назад +5

    So if a skater attempts a quad and fails then he'll still get a higher score over a skater he doesn't a quad? He was robbed.

    • SONIA XU
      SONIA XU 3 месяца назад

      Just rotating a quad is tricky. Even if you don't stick the landing, skaters are rewarded for completing the turns.

    • K! 3000
      K! 3000 4 месяца назад +3

      andy taylor and you know zero about any of this. You asked who’s spot was taken and I told you. Why comment on something you know nothing about. But this is what idiots do. Run their mouth when they are clueless. You don’t even understand how the scoring works. So how can you say...”he was robbed”. Um maybe Ross miner was robbed. Because Ross isn’t even at the olympics

    • andy taylor
      andy taylor 4 месяца назад

      Boy you're a real piece of shit.

    • K! 3000
      K! 3000 4 месяца назад +1

      andy taylor and you clearly are not a fan of this sport. You don’t know anything about it. So why do you think you are an expert? Just because he didn’t fall doesn’t mean he’s amazing. His program is junior level year 2000-2003. Men on junior level can skate a more difficult program than this guy. He shld be humble and happy to even be there. Not constantly stirring the pot.

    • K! 3000
      K! 3000 4 месяца назад +3

      andy taylor he took Ross miner’s spot. The USA had only three spots available. And at the qualifying/national championships. Ross miner came in second. But his spot was given to Adam. Adam actually placed fourth at nationals this year. USUALLY the top three get to go to the olympics. So Adam should be grateful that he is even there period. He should be humble. Because he’s going to the games off of what someone else earned.

  • Dawnelldo2
    Dawnelldo2 4 месяца назад +5

    Yes, I think Adam was robbed.

    • phangirlable
      phangirlable 3 месяца назад

      Dawnelldo2, yes, he didn't put in the hard work to learn the difficult jumps, he doesn't have the skill to do them, he lacks the talent to do them and he sure as hell lacks guts to attempt and most likely fall on his ass but get the reward for trying the most difficult jumps.

    • SONIA XU
      SONIA XU 3 месяца назад

      I think the skaters above him deserved their placements. Much higher difficulty level. But I do love Adam, and he is one of my favourites to watch.

    • Dawnelldo2
      Dawnelldo2 4 месяца назад

      phangirlable And you think Adam was lacking any of those?

    • phangirlable
      phangirlable 4 месяца назад +5

      No, the rules award hard work, skill, talent and guts.

    • Dawnelldo2
      Dawnelldo2 4 месяца назад +1

      No, the rules are just broken and need to be fixed.

  • Randy Porter
    Randy Porter 4 месяца назад +10

    Someone said Rippon had no class. Well, I disagree. He has a LOT of class..It's just all "low".

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 4 месяца назад +3

      You and some others are here commenting on practically all of Adam's vids. I see Pence isn't the only obsessed with Adam.

  • Panama Patti
    Panama Patti 4 месяца назад +44

    got what he deserved

  • Keto Fong
    Keto Fong 4 месяца назад +10

    Karma, for attacking VP and POTUS, he deserves last place..TRUMP 2020

    • J Hayes
      J Hayes 4 месяца назад +4

      Keto, Trump and Pence are both fuck-ups. Adam should just forget about Pence and leave him out there. He shouldn't cave and give The White House bragging points.

    • K3r0411
      K3r0411 4 месяца назад +13

      Keto Fong What Rippon said about the VP was true. Look it up. It`s not hard to find. The internet never forgets a thing.

    • Richard aring
      Richard aring 4 месяца назад +12

      so meaning karma for america? his bringing the name of america after all. what a idiot comment.

  • Granny Loca
    Granny Loca 4 месяца назад +16

    What a whiner this guy is.

    • Granny Loca
      Granny Loca 4 месяца назад +5

      Seka Lechita I'm not an Olympic judge, stop sniveling and demanding everyone be of the same opinion as you, it's a big world.

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 4 месяца назад +3

      Do you know how ridiculous you sound when you say I'm the one being intolerant when you have the issue with Adam's sexuality and you're trolling his vids? You really know how to project loca.
      He couldn't have done a better performance, so I don't know how you saw him as coming up short. Maybe, like Trump, you made up your own reality with thinking he fell and rocks they threw rocks at him. Nothing surprises me from you Trumpettas at this point.

    • Granny Loca
      Granny Loca 4 месяца назад +2

      Seka Lechita You seem as tolerant as the sniveling queen who tried to make the Olympics about him and came up quite short.

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 4 месяца назад +3

      Love Chloe? Yet I only see you making negative comments about Adam on vids just about him. It's fun trolling the troll because you're such a piece of shit.

    • Granny Loca
      Granny Loca 4 месяца назад +3

      Seka Lechita No I've been following the Olympics, LOVE Chloe Kim! What's your obsession with me?

  • John Brock
    John Brock 4 месяца назад +2

    He got scored down because he ran his little fwaggot mouth against the President and the Vice President. This will teach you to shut your little peter puffing mouth, you arrogant little twit. no one gives a flying fuek that you are gay, just skate and do your thing. Now you are labeled and will never win anything again. SERVES YOU RIGHT - crying little SJW when no crying should be needed, you people are coddled and catered to, but it is forced upon non believers..... So therefore Fuwk Fwhaggit's all of you.

  • BIG A
    BIG A 4 месяца назад +12

    Hahahahahahaha. He wasn't gay enough.

  • B. W.
    B. W. 4 месяца назад +10

    Karma for disgracing her country

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 3 месяца назад

      Robert Miller, don't be so butt hurt snowflake.

    • Robert Miller
      Robert Miller 3 месяца назад

      Seka Lechita you are an idiot

    • gianca60
      gianca60 4 месяца назад

      "Her" country..LMAO.

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 4 месяца назад +3

      If that's true, Pence has a wallop the size of a building coming his way.

    • B. W.
      B. W. 4 месяца назад

      Definitely took it up the ass on that one.

  • М С
    М С 4 месяца назад +5

    This discussion is moot. The new judging system is based on the sum of individual elements unlike the old system, which was based on the overall impression and clean execution of elements. Each system has its pros and cons. For example, under the old system, only a clean performance with difficult elements was awarded high scores. In contrast, the new system sees no difference between a bad and clean performances as long as the total score is high enough to place the skater on top.

  • Les Rosin
    Les Rosin 4 месяца назад +19

    no doubt about it ,,, took it in the ass.

    • POF 415
      POF 415 4 месяца назад

      Les Rosin 😞.......that's arse 😆

    • Sneg8
      Sneg8 4 месяца назад +1

      Very rude, not fun at all.

    • Seka Lechita
      Seka Lechita 4 месяца назад +8

      How sad to try to find these vids so you can make fun of an Olympian who did a flawless performance while you're eating potato chips in your MAGA robe.

    • Pata Tim
      Pata Tim 4 месяца назад

      Omg!! Hahahaha!

    • B. W.
      B. W. 4 месяца назад +1

      Les Rosin funniest fucking thing in a while. Good shit

  • Kevin and Lill
    Kevin and Lill 4 месяца назад +58


    • Randy Rose
      Randy Rose 4 дня назад

      chima chibi female brains? There are many masculine gay men.

    • chima chibi
      chima chibi 3 месяца назад

      Gay guys may have female brains but their bodies are male so they're judged against other male competitors not female competitors. I'm sorry sounding and acting girly didn't put him among the ladies.

    • Estefanía Izaguirre
      Estefanía Izaguirre 3 месяца назад

      Sorry, but you clearly don't know about the sport. He had absolutely no chance to even make it to the top 5 with his difficulty.

    • Bill Thompson
      Bill Thompson 4 месяца назад +1

      not robbed...did a safe and gay routine cause he has no ballz. Stop feeling bad for the gay community

    • latino heat
      latino heat 4 месяца назад +1

      ღTheSnuggleKinzღ how old is too old for the Olympics.

  • Solomon Kane
    Solomon Kane 4 месяца назад +8

    Trump 2020

  • Jasper G
    Jasper G 4 месяца назад +40

    They didn't mention Adam Rippon once in this video... what a misleading title.

  • Brock Page Productions
    Brock Page Productions 4 месяца назад +8

    I think he was robbed

    • ღTheSnuggleKinzღ
      ღTheSnuggleKinzღ 4 месяца назад +2

      Yes, even though the first and second place skaters fell, Rippon had easier jumps than them, and I believe he under-rotated on his triple lutz.

    • Lasna34
      Lasna34 4 месяца назад +6

      No he was not. He did a very easy program compared to other skaters. The harder the jumps the more points you earn.