Olympic Freeskier Champ Gus Kenworthy Comes Out As Gay

Olympic Freeskier Champ Gus Kenworthy Comes Out As Gay

Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic freeskiing champ who made headlines at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, has come out as gay.

The 24-year-old athlete, who rescued those pups from Sochi and brought them back to America, has opened up with ESPN mag about coming out to his family and friends.

“I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi because I felt so horrible about what I didn’t do,” Gus shared about missing out on the silver medal. “I didn’t want to come out as the silver medalist from Sochi. I wanted to come out as the best freeskier in the world.”

He continued, “In skiing, there’s such an alpha male thing about pulling the hottest chicks. I know hooking up with hot girls doesn’t sound like the worst thing in the world. But I literally would sleep with a girl and then cry about it afterward. I’m like, ‘What am I doing? ?I don’t know what I’m doing.’”

“I don’t want to make skiing less cool,” Gus added. I hear the snowboarders call us ‘skier fags.’ And it’s frustrating because I’m literally going to live up to that stereotype.”

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