Gus Kenworthy Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Girlfriend, Retirement, Net Worth & More

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Who is Gus Kenworthy?

Augustus Richard Kenworthy (born October 1, 1991) is a British-American former freestyle skier, actor, and YouTuber. He competes in slopestyle, halfpipe, and big air.

Kenworthy won the silver medal in Men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. As of 2019, Kenworthy represents Great Britain. He was cast as Chet Clancy in the ninth season of the horror anthology series American Horror Story: 1984.

Gus Kenworthy retires at Winter Olympics after nasty skiing fall: ‘Thank you for everything’

Gus Kenworthy retires at Winter Olympics after nasty skiing fall: ‘Thank you for everything’
Gus Kenworthy retires at Winter Olympics after nasty skiing fall: ‘Thank you for everything’

The Team Great Britain athlete – who represented America in the previous two Games thanks to his dual citizenship – fell twice Saturday (19 February) and finished eighth in the Freeski halfpipe.

During the men’s final, Kenworthy slammed his back on his second run on the top of the halfpipe curve as intense winds tore through the slopes.

He came crashing down on the lip of the pipe before recovering and delivering a solid performance, with New Zealand’s Nico Porteous taking gold.

Kenworthy, 30, scored 71.25 in what became the final event of his career as he announced he’s hanging up his skis and goggles to pursue acting full-time.

“The final hurrah,” he said to Olympics.com. “My swan song. I’m done, I’m done competing. I’ve had a career that I’m really, really proud of.”

Kenworthy announced on Instagram earlier that day that the halfpipe would be his final day in a bib. “Win or lose,” he wrote, “this one’s for you, mum.”

For Kenworthy, the end of his skiing journey that saw him not only shrug off bruising injuries and illnesses but also fears of how the world would react to a gay athlete to compete was an emotional one.

“Thank you for everything skiing,” he told BBC Sport from the slopes of Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, China.

“This sport and the Olympics and competing on a professional level has changed my life in ways I could have never imagined.

“I grew up in a town of 2,000 people,” he said of his hometown, Telluride in Colorado. “48 kids in my graduating class.

“I’m gay. I felt like I just didn’t fit in in sport, and to be out and proud, competing at the Olympics and all of the opportunities that have come my way since the Olympics, I couldn’t be more thankful.

“I know that there’s an expiration date and I’m at that date.”

Gus Kenworthy Biography, Wiki

Gus Kenworthy is one of a kind, not only for his skiing, but also for his personality, determination, advocacy, and heart. Born in Chelmsford, Essex, UK, Gus’ family moved to Telluride, Colorado when he was 2 and began skiing shortly after.

He picked up his first sponsor at the age of 16, and he continues to push the sport and establish new boundaries. His dedication to his craft established him as one of the top park skiers in the world, and one of a select few athletes that consistently makes the podium in slopestyle, halfpipe, and big air events.

At the age of 22, Gus earned the privilege of representing the United States in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, proudly bringing home the Silver medal in Slopestyle.

After the city of Sochi decided to kill stray dogs during the 2014 Olympics, Gus arranged for four stray puppies and their mother to come back to the United States. Drawing attention to the plight of rescue animals, Gus became an activist and advocate for the well-being of dogs, partnering with Humane Society International.

Gus Kenworthy Biography Wikipedia
Gus Kenworthy
Birth nameAugustus Richard Kenworthy
NationalityBritish, American
BornOctober 1, 1991 (age 30)
Chelmsford, Essex, England
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Websiteguskenworthy.com
YouTube information
Channelgoosey3713
Years active2007–present
Subscribers52.9k
(December 30, 2021)
Total views7.8 million
(December 30, 2021)

Gus Kenworthy Career

Kenworthy won AFP World Championships overall titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014, he placed second at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia and won his first medal, a bronze, at the X Games in Tignes, France in the slopestyle event.

He won the World Cup Men’s Halfpipe in Park City, Utah, in 2015 and again in 2016 in Mammoth, California, and finished second in 2017. He finished third in the Men’s Slopestyle during the 2017 World Cup in Silvaplana, Switzerland.

In 2019, Kenworthy guest starred on RuPaul’s Drag Race, All Stars 4, Episode 3, “Snatch Game of Love”, as one of the available bachelors. Kenworthy joined the main cast in the ninth season of FX’s anthology series American Horror Story as Chet Clancy.

In December 2019, Kenworthy announced he would compete for his birth nation, Great Britain, stating he believes he would be unlikely to get a spot with the USA.

In February 2020, Kenworthy won his first gold medal as a competitor for Great Britain.

In January 2022, Kenworthy made his final XGames competition competing in the Superpipe final. He finished his XGames career making 32 appearances in the event, joining some of the greats of the sport.

At the 2022 Winter Olympics, Kenworthy competed for the last time. He qualified for the final in 12th and finished 8th in the final.

Gus Kenworthy Inetersting Facts

  • Moved to the US with his family in 1993
  • Began skiing at the age of 3
  • Won early recognition as a skier for a short movie he edited and uploaded to the Internet, featuring his skills as an athlete
  • Took a year off high school to ski
  • Competed in over 23 events at the 2012 Freeskiing World Championships, winning in big air and slopestyle
  • Captured an Olympic silver medal in slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Games, where he opted to compete for the US over his native Great Britain
  • In October 2015, revealed he is gay in an interview with ESPN, becoming the first action-sports star to come out.

Gus Kenworthy FAQ’s

Who is Gus Kenworthy?

Augustus Richard Kenworthy (born October 1, 1991) is a British-American former freestyle skier, actor, and YouTuber. He competes in slopestyle, halfpipe, and big air.

How old is Gus Kenworthy?

Gus Kenworthy is currently 30 years old.

Why did Gus Kenworthy retire?

Gus Kenworthy retires at Winter Olympics after nasty skiing fall.

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