The Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are finished— and with a record number of LGBTQ+ athletes!
While they are happy to compete as out athletes, their focus is winning for their teams and countries, and at least 55 LGBTQ+ athletes took home medals in the Summer Olympics this year. Some, like Tom Daley, took home two medals. And Team LGBTQ+ swept the women's soccer event, winning the triple crown of gold, silver, and bronze.
Here are all the athletes who won a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tom Daley took home the gold medal for the men’s synchronized 10m platform diving event. It was his first Olympic gold! He later took home the bronze medal for the individual 10m platform diving event as well.
Emma Twigg won her first gold medal for Team New Zealand in the women's single sculls rowing event, and with a record time, too! She barely missed medaling when she placed fourth at the 2012 Summer Games in London and the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, but the third time is obviously the charm, since she now placed first and took home the gold! The Tokyo Games marks Twigg's fourth Olympics overall, and the first since she came out.