Olympian Gus Kenworthy living with 2 Sochi pups

DENVER - Colorado Olympian Gus Kenworthy is living with two of the puppies he helped rescued during the Sochi Olympics.

Kenworthy was in Sochi, Russia, to compete in men's slopestyle skiing when he came across some stray puppies and their mom.

He posted a picture on Twitter.

"Oh my glob [sic], look who I just found! :)," Kenworthy tweeted.

Kenworthy said that while he would typically get a couple thousand retweets for something, "That photo was like 20,000 retweets."

After winning a silver medal, Kenworthy came back to the United States, but said his friend, photographer Robin Macdonald. stayed behind in Russia for an extra month to deal with the red tape to bring the dogs to the U.S.

"The dogs are doing really well," Kenworthy said during an interview on KWGN-TV Thursday. "Jake and Mishka are living with me in Denver. Moma [dog] is living with my mom in Telluride."

Kenworthy said the puppy named Strider is living with a woman from the International Human Society in Washington, D.C.

Two of the puppies Kenworthy wanted to rescue passed away - one in Russia, the other when they got to New York.

You can follow the adventures of Jake, Mishka and Mom on TheSochiPups' Instagram page: http://instagram.com/thesochipups

Kenworthy is skiing and training at Breckenridge right now. He has one more competition at Whistler this season.stler this season

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