In a video short for Teen Vogue, Olympian Gus Kenworthy says coming out was “such a relief.”

The 24-year-old British-born American freestyle skier won the silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

He came out gay last month in a cover story for ESPN Magazine.

Kenworthy told Teen Vogue that his mother was the first person in his family that he came out to.

He said that he told his mother while she was visiting him in Denver: “I ended up just waking her up and I was like … I'm gay. And I just started crying so badly. She was so supportive and she's like, 'Oh, I know.' Moms always know.”

When asked what advice he would give to closeted people, Kenworthy encouraged them to “get on with” coming out.

“I just feel like I caused myself so much pain by closeting myself for so long and I look back and I just wish it was something I could have done sooner and I think I would have saved myself so much heartache,” he said. “So, I feel like if you're in this position, I would encourage you to try to come to terms with yourself and embrace it, because there's no point in being ashamed or upset about a part of you that you have no control over. And I think once you can embrace it and you can start letting people know and let your guard down a little bit you'll be blown away by how much better you feel. It's a huge weight off of your shoulders. It's such a relief. And get on with it.”