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It’s official! Gus Kenworthy is headed back to the Olympics, this time as an out gay male

Well, it’s official! Gus Kenworthy is headed back to the Winter Olympics! And this time he’ll be competing as an out gay male!

NBC reports:

Kenworthy placed second at the final Olympic qualifier for freeski slopestyle, which was held Sunday at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. That result, combined with a victory at a selection event last weekend, qualified him for the Olympic team.

Last night, the 26-year-old freestyle skier tweeted:

Kenworthy won the silver medal at the 2014 Olympics in slopestyle and is anticipated to be a very strong medal contender next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He came out in 2015.

He is the third openly gay male who will be competing in this year’s Games, alongside American figure skater Adam Rippon and Canadian pairs skater Eric Radford. Before this year, there had never been an openly gay male Winter Olympian.

Kenworthy also posted a video of himself in action to his Instagram account, along with the caption:

My 2nd place run from today’s fifth and final Olympic selection event. SO pumped to put this run down and solidify my spot in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang! Very proud to be heading to Korea on behalf of my family, my hometown, the USA and the LGBTQ community!!! Woohoo!!!

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