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Well he stood on the top podium as the star spangled banner played for all to hear.
When he was the surprise winner of the gold in the men's figure skating at last month's Winter Olympic Games.
But he -- taken off the skates.
Obama's dancing shoes and now.
He's busting a move on a different surface and joining us now from Los Angeles where they're practicing for next week's performance for Dancing With The Stars.
Olympic gold medalist -- check and his dancing -- Partner on -- -- sky hi -- great to have you here.
Kevin it looked like you -- You know mastering all of the figure skating but the dance routine you're a big hit with the crowd.
Tell me about the transition.
From skating to dancing what kind challenges that that present.
Well it definitely has been a challenge but it's been so enjoyable for me to learn something new.
I think just I spent sixteen years of my life training as an individual.
And going through you know the daily grind in the prep for competition alone and to do with my partner holding my hand and and to really have someone there to bounce everything off of has been a real blessing and I'm having a great time so far.
Well the mayor America's very proud of you for the gold medal because it was I hit a metal that frankly you snuck up on everybody.
But clearly just wowed the judges and -- this country.
-- But I.
You -- -- escape and now you've worked with them as a dance partner.
Has he got the stuff.
Well he's definitely a hard worker and that's why he has a gold medal.
But that it's actually been lots of fun train -- hand because.
He's he's used to doing everything by himself so nice to have another person like he -- -- and it's been fun because you eat them if he's president bound -- south and then when another body comes to the equation -- -- to -- around since kind of kind of.
You know one of the questions that did that I would have a you is.
You obviously are able to work with a gold medal Olympian champion like -- -- -- -- -- Did you think there's well -- Yeah I think so because I'm the last season actually was working with and -- -- fire.
And that he he was born to like kill people.
I know and after that I got exactly so you are you liking between.
An enemy -- and bed.
The figure skaters say he's somewhere between now.
-- I want to ask you when you stood on the stage at the Olympic Games.
You heard the star spangled banner playing you know that you're standing singularly -- not just that podium you're standing on top of the world.
Tell me what emotions were going through you at that moment hand over your heart and -- gold around your chest.
Well I think the whole time that I was in Vancouver I was.
Particularly infected with the Olympic spirit may be more then than a lot of other people and more than my first time -- -- And it was that moment that it was a realization to me.
That yes I was one story this Vancouver Olympics and -- this story is a big gains really are the soul of it but.
I guess I felt that.
I was such a small part of the whole Olympic movement then and this novel that's been going on for hundreds of years and just truly honored that then my story in the story.
The men's free skate in Vancouver would.
-- a legacy forever and there's so many great stories.
From all the Olympics -- especially from Vancouver of triumph and victory and also of defeat and drama and I think that's what made it a particularly special gains it's time.
-- you made America very proud and I have a feeling that you're gonna make America very proud again.
With honest coaching help no doubt about it you guys are on your way to something spectacular.
You know I -- I just believe -- is the right partner for you and you guys are gonna do great things so.
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