'I am gay,' tweets Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy

Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy announced on Twitter Thursday that he is gay. 

"I've known I was gay since I was five years old," said Kenworthy to ESPN. "Hiding everything away is so painful. You're constantly lying and you're constantly feeling like you're deceitful."

The silver medalist and five-time world champion was quickly inundated with shows of support.