American freeskier Gus Kenworthy has announced that he will be switching his allegiance from the U.S. to Great Britain ahead of the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. This will be the 28-year-old silver medalist from Telluride, CO thrid Olympic games. Kenworthy was born in England and holds two passports, but has previously represented the United States in the last two Olympics.
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I am very excited to announce that I will be competing for Team GB on the road to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Although I was raised in the US I was born in the UK and my mum is British through-and-through. She has been my #1 fan for my entire life and has proudly stood at the bottom of the mountain waving the stars and stripes in support of me for two Olympic cycles. Now, in what is sure to be my last Olympic appearance, I'd like to return the honor by proudly holding up the British flag for her. ♥️🇬🇧