Telluride skier wins silver medal
Telluride’s Gus Kenworthy earned a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle skiing competition today.
The U.S. swept the podium in the sport’s Olympic debut in Sochi. Teammates Joss Christensen won gold medal and Nick Goepper took the bronze medal.
Kenworthy gained some notoriety before the event when he announced via social media his plans to adopt a stray mother dog and four puppies he found not far from the Olympic Stadium. He said that he plans to vaccinate the dogs and arrange for their transport to the U.S. He plans to keep one of the puppies and put the others up for adoption.
In the finals, Christensen had an great first run, which earned him an impressive score of 95.80. Goepper was in second after scoring a 92.40
Kenworthy’s second run was good enough to knock Goepper out of second.
The slopestyle skiing finals will air on NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage tonight at 6 p.m.