• 2018 Winter Olympics: Who is Gus Kenworthy?

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    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

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