The Rio Olympics are almost over, and LGBT athletes have cleaned up in a variety of sports. With the British couple who won gold in field hockey, the two-time Olympic gold medalist in flyweight boxing, and more, out athletes claimed more medals this year than ever — we count 12 — making history along the way.
Take a look at these Olympic medalists from our community. The closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games takes place Sunday evening.
Italy’s Bruni Wins Silver in 10km Marathon, Dedicates Medal to Girlfriend
Rachele Bruni let the world know in a nonchalant way after winning her medal in the long-distance swimming race Monday. Bruni, who is an eight-time European champion, dedicated her medal to her “beloved” Diletta Faina. She confirmed the relationship when Italian media pressed her, but says she’s always lived “naturally” and has “never done a big coming-out.” Until now, of course.