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Gus Kenworthy Looks Forward After Coming Last in Olympic Event: 'I Still Have a Lot to Be Proud Of'

Gus Kenworthy Looks Forward After Coming Last in Olympic Event: 'I Still Have a Lot to Be Proud Of'

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Four years ago American freeskier Gus Kenworthy earned a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Games — though that achievement was tangled up with a secret he had long been keeping: He was gay. On Sunday, and more than two years after coming out in ESPN the Magazine, Kenworthy returned to the snow to defend his Olympic medal in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This time he was one of two openly gay athletes competing for Team USA, along with figure skater Adam Rippon. (He was also skiing with a broken thumb and a bruised hip.) While Kenworthy, 26, made a strong showing in the slopestyle qualifying earlier Sunday (which aired Saturday night stateside), he turned in three sub-par runs in the final later Sunday and landed in last place. Teammate Nick Goepper, with whom Kenwor
U.S. Figure Skater Vincent Zhou, 17, Says an Olympic Berth Is 'What I've Been Dreaming Of'

U.S. Figure Skater Vincent Zhou, 17, Says an Olympic Berth Is 'What I've Been Dreaming Of'

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American figure skater Vincent Zhou has been quietly making his mark on the ice while on his way to the Winter Olympics, and the teenager says a berth at the Games is a dream come true. Zhou, 17, showed the world he a force in the skating world after a massive showing last year, which saw him become the first junior in history to land a quadruple lutz, which blazed his path to winning the 2017 World Junior Championships, 2017 Bavarian Open championships, and earning silver at the 2017 U.S. National and bronze at the 2018 U.S. National. All of that has helped place him on the verge of his debut appearance at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. “The Olympics is …,” Zhou told PEOPLE prior to the Games, “it’s what I’ve been dreaming of.” The Palo Alto, California, native was introduced to the