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The 2016 Olympics in RIO are over and our LGBTI community from all over the world were presented in so many different areas of Sports. Thanks to all the athletes who gave their best and showed that they are just like anybody else!!!
At least 53 out athletes that we know of who were competing, as well as three coaches. There are 42 lesbian or bi women, 11 gay men and no out transgender Olympians. Several out athletes were also qualified for the Paralympics. There were a record of 11 publicly out male athletes, though none are from the U.S. There is also one married couple, Helen Richardson-Walsh and Kate Richardson-Walsh, British field hockey players. There were no openly transgender athletes competing in Rio.
25 of the 53 publicly out athletes,a full 47%, won a medal, including 10 athletes winning gold. There are a record number of openly LGBT Olympians in Rio, including more men than ever. But none of them is a U.S. man.
Nicola Adams, Great Britain, Boxing
Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh and Susannah Townsend, Great Britain, Field hockey, winning gold by beating defending-champ Netherlands in shootout
Rafaela Silva, Brazil, Judo
Seimone Augustus, Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Angel McCoughtry, United States, Basketball
Caster Semenya, South Africa, Track and Field 800 meters
Alexandra Lacrabère, France, Handball
Lisa Dahlkvist, Nilla Fisher, Hedvig Lindahl and Carolina Seger, Sweden, Soccer
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel and Maartje Paumen, Netherlands, Field Hockey
Sunette Viljoen, South Africa, Track & Field
Rachele Bruni, Italy, Swimmin 10km
Carl Hester & Spencer Wilton, Great Britain, Dressage
1) Hiroki Ogita, Japanese pole vaulter’s Olympic dream crushed because his own penis knocked the bar off:
2) Rio Olympics’ shining star! Tonga’s topless flag bearer Pita Taufatofua stole the show at the Opening Ceremony
3) Olympic swimmer Amini Fonua enjoys being an out gay man in swimming, and he proudly wears the label on his swimsuit. That’s the kind of attitude and visibility that helps make it so much easier for the next person to come out.
5) British race walker Tom Bosworth finished 6th in the 20K final, setting a personal best and a British record. But the Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth also got engaged in #Rio2016 when he proposed at the beach!!! (he said yes).
7) Accidental Censorship Of Olympic Divers Makes Them All Look Like Porn Stars:
We can be proud and congratulations to all the players for being themselves and off course winning the deserved medals. Thanks to Outsports for sharing most of the information.