Gus Kenworthy up for ESPY award |

Gus Kenworthy up for ESPY award

Photo courtesy of USSA
U.S. Freeskier Gus Kenworthy competes in a Grand Prix halfpipe competition in Mammoth, California, earlier this year.

Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, Colorado) has received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards after a stellar 2015-16 season. Kenworthy is nominated in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

This season, Kenworthy won two X Games medals in Aspen, Colorado — a silver in SuperPipe and a silver in slopestyle — making him the first athlete to medal in each event at the same X Games since 2005. Plus, he added two more X Games medals to his collection in Oslo, Norway, won the European Freeski Open and led a halfpipe sweep at the U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth, California.

U.S. Snowboarding’s Jamie Anderson and Chloe Kim are nominated in the Best Female Action Sports Athlete category. Kim is also nominated for Best Breakthrough Athlete.

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