For Goepper, Another Olympic Medal And Clear Outlook On Life

Feb 16, 2022, 10:33 AM
ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 16: Silver medallist Nicholas Goepper of Team United States poses wit...
ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 16: Silver medallist Nicholas Goepper of Team United States poses with their medal during the Men's Freestyle Skiing Freeski Slopestyle medal ceremony on Day 12 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Zhangjiakou Medal Plaza on February 16, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — American freestyle skier Nick Goepper has another Olympic medal and a great outlook to go with it.

Goepper cheerfully announced he’s doing good these days from a mental health perspective shortly after winning the silver medal in slopestyle.

That’s notable given some of the dark days he experienced after first climbing the Olympic podium eight years ago in Sochi.

Goepper was encouraged to see big names like Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Noah Lyles bring up the subject of mental health and the way it impacts athletes.

Goepper was outspoken about his own struggles long before that. The 27-year-old from Indiana finished second behind teammate Alex Hall in the competition.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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