But his heart was back home with his family.
The two softball players may be engaged off the field, but the friendship stops when the game begins.
The athlete is now the first male World Cup alpine skier in the world to publicly come out as gay, but the journey was no picnic.
The runner must submit to medical reductions of her testosterone levels to compete in her preferred events.
“For me, it was just a motivation to prove them wrong and get selected for Team [Great Britain] and be away for weeks from school and then come back and show them my medals,”
“I feel very, very lucky to have had a conservative upbringing and still be fully loved and accepted,”
A red coat!