He also described what it's like to have found success at the relatively old age (for figure skating) of 28.
“I can’t explain witchcraft," he said. "I just feel like I’m coming into my own. I’m confident in who I am and what I’m doing. I’m just having a great time."
Rippon acknowledged that he's not a medal favorite in the individual event, but wants everyone to know that he shines for a different reason. "I might not be the best, but I'm the most fun," he told Joyce with his charming abundance of self-confidence.