Adam Rippon, an openly gay figure skater, won last weekend's U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and has the quote of the year so far in sports.

Rippon is 26, old by skating standards, and NBC's Andrea Joyce asked how he was able to defy skeptics: "I'm like a witch and you can't kill me. I keep coming back every year and every year I get better."

After his win, Rippon took to Twitter to describe his emotions:

Rippon came out publicly in October saying he wants to be a role model. Winning a national title will certainly keep him in the spotlight and let's hope he can do well in the upcoming world championships.