Olympian Gus Kenworthy says that closeted athletes have come out to him.

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

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

In an interview with Us Weekly, Kenworthy said that he's been “blown away” by the support he's received since coming out.

“I was worried that I'd be known as 'the gay skier' … and everything else about me would be overlooked,” he explained. “I have a big fan base of young girls, and I didn't want to disappoint them.”

“I was blown away by the support, and it's insane how many people have come out to me – even closeted athletes.”

“I feel like I'm helping battle gay stereotypes, because I compete in a rugged action sport,” Kenworthy said.

He added that he's attracted to “masculine guys” such as actors Tom Hardy and Matt Bomer.