‘I really feel extremely proud to say that I’m a homosexual man and in addition an Olympic champion.’
That was Olympic diver Tom Daley after successful a gold medal for Nice Britain this week on the Tokyo Olympics.
Daley received the boys’s synchronized 10-meter diving competitors on the Tokyo Olympics and acquired emotional throughout his post-competition press convention.
“Once I was a little bit boy, I felt like an outsider, and felt completely different, and I felt like I used to be by no means going to be something, as a result of who I used to be wasn’t what society wished me to be,” Daley mentioned. “And to have the ability to see out LGBT individuals performing on the Olympic Video games, I hope [that] can provide younger children hope and [to] not really feel so frightened and scared and alone, and to have the ability to see that irrespective of who you’re, the place you come from, you’ll be able to grow to be an Olympic champion, as a result of I did.”
That is Daley’s third Olympic medal — he received bronze medals on the 2012 London Video games and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games.
There are reportedly many extra brazenly LGBTQ athletes on the Tokyo Olympics than at earlier Video games.
Outsports.com, a web site that has been monitoring the variety of publicly out homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or nonbinary athletes in Tokyo states that there are at the very least 168. That determine can be thrice the quantity that Outsports counted on the final Olympics in 2016 and over seven occasions the quantity on the London Video games.
The U.S. at present leads the general medal depend on the Tokyo Olympics, however host nation Japan leads the gold medal depend with 10.