Out freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy has
qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
According to the AP, Kenworthy's Sunday
second-place win in the Freeski Slopestyle Finals at Mammoth Mountain
in California locked in his Olympic invitation.
“I'M GOING BACK TO THE OLYMPICS!!!”
At the 2014 Sochi Games, Kenworthy took
home a silver medal. A few months later, he announced his sexuality
in an ESPN the Magazine cover story.
Kenworthy is the third openly gay male
to qualify for the Winter Olympics. American figure skater Adam
Rippon and Canadian figure skater Eric Radford qualified earlier this
month. Bisexual Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust will also compete in
next month's games.
Last week, Kenworthy was named Procter
& Gamble's brand ambassador for Head & Shoulders shampoo. In
a TV spot for the shampoo, Kenworthy
is seen draping himself in a rainbow flag.