LGBT athletes take home record number of medals at Rio 2016

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)

Another 1 #doingthemost #rio2016 #olympics #adamseffect #boxer

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Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh and Susannah Townsend (Great Britain, women's hockey)

Rafaela Silva (Brazil, Judo Women's 57kg)

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Seimone Augustus, Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Angel McCoughtry (United States, basketball)

Gold!! #unlimitedtogether

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Caster Semenya, (South Africa, women's 800m)

South Africa's Caster #Semenya celebrates after winning the #Olympics women's 800m title. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images #castersemenya #Rio2016

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The silver medals were won by:

Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)

Lisa Dahlkvist, Nilla Fisher, Hedvig Lindahl and Carolina Seger (Sweden, football)

Tack för att ni kom och visade eran glädje till våran silvermedalj

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Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel and Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, women's hockey)

Dit is een goed stel hoor. #Rio2016 #hockey #hockeynl (foto: KNHB/Koen Suyk)

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Sunette Viljoen, South Africa, Track & Field Javelin

Rachele Bruni, Italy, Swimming 10km

Carl Hester & Spencer Wilton (Great Britain, team dressage)


The bronze medals were won by:

Stephanie Labbe & Marie-Eve Nault (Canada, football)

What a feeling!!! Love this team!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Tom Daley (Great Britain, diving - men's synchronized 10-meter platform)

OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALISTS!! I can't believe it!! So proud of you @dannielgoodfellow :)

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Jen Kish (Canada, rugby women's sevens)

Well done to Team LGBT! More stories: Daily Mail questions Chris Mears and Jack Laughers masculinity after gold medal hug Meet the openly LGBT athletes representing their countries in Rio