By Karen Price | Nov. 16, 2017, 10:35 p.m. (ET)
Ice hockey player Hilary Knight and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy were named to Fobes 30 Under 30 for 2017.

 

Twelve weeks before they hope to vie for Olympic gold medals in PyeongChang, South Korea, Olympians Gus Kenworthy and Hilary Knight were both named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list on Thursday.

Kenworthy, 26, won a silver medal in ski slopestyle at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 and is a five-time X Games medalist. The freestyle skier is aiming to make the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team in both slopestyle and halfpipe.

Kenworthy is also known for being the first openly gay action sports figure, having come out in 2015 in a story in ESPN The Magazine. He is partnering with Proctor & Gamble for its “Love Over Bias” campaign ahead of the 2018 Winter Games.

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Knight, 28, is a two-time Olympic silver medalist and seven-time world championships gold medalist in women's ice hockey. One of the most dangerous scorers in the sport, Knight will be attempting to lead Team USA to its first Olympic gold medal since 1998 when it competes in PyeongChang in February.

Team USA is in the midst of its pre-Olympic preparations, with two The Time is Now Tour games remaining next month in St. Paul, Minnesota, and San Jose, California.

Since 2011, the Forbes 30 Under 30 has recognized leaders in 20 different businesses and industries annually, including sports, education, finance, healthcare, music and science.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.