September 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Adam Rippon donates Olympic costume and skates to the Smithsonian

Adam Rippon (Photo via Twitter)

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has donated his Olympic costume and skates to the Smithsonian.

Rippon, 28, announced on Twitter that his sparkly shirt and skates will be on display at the National Museum of American History. He wore the ensemble while competing in the individual free skate at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

“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,” Rippon tweeted.

Rippon won bronze with team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics making him the first out gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.

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