Who is America's Olympic Sweetheart: Chloe Kim or Adam Rippon?
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Who is America's Olympic Sweetheart: Chloe Kim or Adam Rippon?

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One of the best parts of the Olympics are the characters who rise and capture the attention of the public, and two athletes have become America's sweethearts: gold medalist Chloe Kim and bronze medalist Adam Rippon. Kim's infectious energy and beaming smile have made her the darling of the Olympics. Rippon's openness and beautiful skating have endeared him to everyone from the LGBT community to celebrities. Who do you like more? 🏂 ⛸

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#ChloeKimFTW
82.6%
#AdamRipponFTW
17.4%

The newest, highest flying snowboarding star may only be 17 years old, but she has the star power of an established veteran. With her bright smile and youthful enthusiasm, Kim has become the girl next door that everyone is rooting for. 

Her mid-competition tweets about ice cream and breakfast sandwiches are equal parts adorable and accessible, making her the darling that everyone can love. Chloe Kim got the gold medal, but she also is first place in the hearts of all Americans.

Unashamed and uncompromising, Adam Rippon has become everyone's openly gay friend, sibling, and son. It takes a lot of bravery for an athlete to come out because there is a lot of pressure that comes with it. But Rippon has risen above that and put on a beautiful performance during the team figure skating event. 

Rippon's unbending defense of the LGBT community against Vice President Mike Pence has also made him a model citizen to many. Not all heroes wear capes—this one wears skates. Rippon is America's true sweetheart.

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