Augustus Richard “Gus” Kenworthy (born October 1, 1991) is a British-born American freestyle skier from Telluride, Colorado who competes in slopestyle and also the halfpipe. Kenworthy won the silver medal in Men’s freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Kenworthy is the youngest of three sons of an English mother and an American father, Pip and Peter Kenworthy.
Kenworthy won AFP World Championships overall titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014, he placed second at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia (silver medal).
Kenworthy gained international media attention as a result of his former boyfriend, Robin Macdonald, texting him a photo of five stray dogs—four puppies and their mother—during their stay in Sochi, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He stayed behind for more than a month to save the family of dogs, and others, while he fought to bring them back home. Their adoption of these dogs helped bring further attention to the problematic rise of the stray dog population in Sochi, which grew significantly during the Olympics.
In October 2015, Kenworthy came out as gay. Rolling Stone noted the “freestyle medalist is the first action-sports star to come out.”
Below are his three recent Instagram photos. He is a larrikin, isn’t he? And he is gorgeous.