Rio 2016 had already made history for boasting the highest number of openly gay athletes at an Olympics, but the cherry on top of an already stellar Games for diversity is the record number of medals those athletes took home.
According to Outsports, 25 out of the 53 openly LGBT athletes competing at Rio won a medal – a massive 47% – with ‘Team LGBT’ taking home an impressive 10 gold medals.
The gold medals were won by:
Nicola Adams (Great Britain, boxing – 51kg weight class)
Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh and Susannah Townsend (Great Britain, women’s hockey)
Rafaela Silva (Brazil, Judo Women’s 57kg)
Seimone Augustus, Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Angel McCoughtry (United States, basketball)
The silver medals were won by:
Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)
Lisa Dahlkvist, Nilla Fisher, Hedvig Lindahl and Carolina Seger (Sweden, football)
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel and Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, women’s hockey)
Sunette Viljoen, South Africa, Track & Field
I dreamt 4 years of taking this specific photo to thank God for carrying me and holding my destiny in His hands. pic.twitter.com/qkUPrDoAPg
— Sunette Viljoen (@Sunette_Viljoen) August 20, 2016
Rachele Bruni, Italy, Swimming
Carl Hester & Spencer Wilton (Great Britain, team dressage)
— Carl Hester MBE (@HesterDressage) August 12, 2016
— Spencer Wilton (@SpennyWilton) August 21, 2016
The bronze medals were won by:
Stephanie Labbe & Marie-Eve Nault (Canada, football)
Tom Daley (Great Britain, diving – men’s synchronized 10-meter platform)
Jen Kish (Canada, rugby women’s sevens)
Well done to Team LGBT!