NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Professional Skier Gus Kenworthy poses in the VIP Lounge during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Gus Kenworthy, from Telluride, Colorado, is a 2014 Olympic silver medalist who was part of a U.S. slopestyle sweep.
Kenworthy gained attention after rescuing a mother dog and her four stray puppies in Sochi, Russia.
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He contended in both halfpipe and slopestyle in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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In 2015, Kenworthy came out as gay. He received an outpouring of support after simply tweeting, “I am gay.”
Other interesting facts:
- Born in London to a British mother and American father.
- Competes in all three free skiing disciplines: halfpipe, big air and slopestyle.
- Won seven consecutive Association of Freeskiing Professionals titles from 2011 to 2017