Team USA’s Gus Kenworthy came out of the Winter Olympics as one of the true heroes of the 2018 Games.
The out-freestyle skier made history at the Olympics when he kissed boyfriend Matt Wilkas live during an NBC broadcast.
And now, in the second part of a video series produced by sponsor Samsung, Gus is revealing how letters from Matt kept him going while he was on the road to PyeongChang.
Gus Kenworthy’s road to PyeongChang
In the video, Gus receives a video message from Matt, who tells him how much he misses him.
‘I am so happy for you. I am so proud of you. Because I know how hard you have worked to get here.
‘You are loved by so many people Gus,’ continues Matt, before he sends video messages from well-wishers.
‘You all let me be myself’
The series of films, directed by Michel Clarke, explore the freestyle skier’s journey to the Olympics and the personal challenges he faced along the way.
Captioning the video on his YouTube channel on Friday 2 March, Gus explained how he was grateful for being able ‘to be himself’.
‘This became so much bigger than skiing. You all let me be myself and that’s all I’ve ever wanted.
‘Thank you to my partner Samsung for helping share my story.’
And in other unrelated news, Kenworrhty also told Elite Daily more about his training regime for the games. What’s his go-to song to get his adrenalin flowing before a ski run? Gimme More by Britney Spears!