February 21, 2018 at 12:47 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
Gus Kenworthy shows off massive bruise from Olympic practice

Gus Kenworthy (Photo courtesy of Instagram)

Gus Kenworthy gave Instagram a look at just how physically taxing the Winter Olympics can be with a photo of his gigantic bruise.

Kenworthy, 26, posted a photo that displays the bruise, called a hematoma, which appears to travel from his waist down his hip. He explained that the bruise was a result of falling so many times during practice.

“Just a bruised peach,” Kenworthy captioned the photo on Instagram. On Twitter, he posted “A peach hasn’t been this destroyed since Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name.”

Just a bruised peach.🍑

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Kenworthy, who also broke his thumb during practice, came in 12th place in the men’s freestyle skiing event. However, he explained that competing in this year’s Olympics as an out man was more fulfilling than winning.

“I failed to land my run in the final and didn’t end up on the podium but, for me, the Olympics aren’t solely about the medals. Being here now, out and proud and living my life authentically, I’m walking away more fulfilled without a medal than I did at the last Games with one,” Kenworthy, whose kiss with his boyfriend was televised, wrote in an Instagram post. 

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