In the 2003 interview with Pennsylvania TV station WNEP-T, a 13-year-old Rippon -- fresh from winning an international competition, though he'd only been skating for three and a half years -- explains his thoughts on figure skating to Jim Coles.
"As long as you remember everything your coach tells you," he says, "you’ll be OK."
When asked about the Olympics he added: "When you see, like, all these things about other people who have won the Olympics and everything, you think that you’ve done a great thing, but you’re still so far away."
Well he's not far away anymore. Now all that's left to do is make Reese Witherspoon proud.