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Here Are All the LGBTQ+ Olympians Who Won Medals at the Tokyo Games
A record number of out athletes competed — and WON — at this year's Summer Olympic Games!
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 - Team Great Britain
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.
Ally Carda - Team USA
Ally Carda and Team USA took home the silver medal in softball.
Amanda Chidester - Team USA
Amanda Chidester and Team USA won the silver medal in softball.
Amandine Buchard - Team France
Amandine Buchard took home the silver medal in judo for Team France.
Carl Hester - Team Great Britain
Carl Hester and Team Great Britain snagged the bronze medal for team dressage in the equestrian competition.
Hayley McCleney - Team USA
Hayley McCleney and Team USA won the silver medal in softball.
Joey Lye - Team Canada
Joey Lye and Team Canada beat out Mexico to take home the bronze for softball.
Larissa Franklin - Team Canada
Larissa Franklin and Team Canada took home bronze for softball.
Erica Sullivan - Team USA
Erica Sullivan took home the silver medal for Team USA in the first-ever Women's 1500m event at the Olympics. Sullivan also set a new world record in her heat, until teammate and eventual gold medalist Katie Ledecky broke the record 16 minutes later.
Katarzyna Zillmann - Team Poland
Rower Katarzyna Zillmann won silver for Team Poland in the Women's team quadruple scull rowing event. After receiving her medal, she bravely thanked her girlfriend!
Stefanie Dolson - Team USA
Stefanie Dolson brought home the gold medal for Team USA in the Women's 3-on-3 basketball event. This was the first-ever gold medal for an out American Olympian!
Emma Twigg - Team New Zealand
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.
Raven Saunders - Team USA
Raven Saunders took home the silver for Team USA in the women's shot put.
Lucilla Boari - Team Italy
Lucilla Boari won the women's individual event archery for Team Italy.
Yulimar Rojas - Team Venezuela
Yulimar Rojas of Team Venezuela won the gold and set a world record for the women's triple jump.
Hannah Roberts - Team USA
Hannah Roberts took home silver for Team USA in the BMX freestyle event.
Astrid Guyart - Team France
Astrid Guyart of Team France won silver in women's team foil fencing.
Raz Hershko - Team USA
Team Israel's Raz Hershko took home the bronze medal for women's mixed team judo.
Kelly Brazier, Gayle Broughton, Ruby Tui, Portia Woodman - Team New Zealand
Kelly Brazier, Gayle Broughton, Ruby Tui, Portia Woodman, and the rest of the famed All Blacks took home gold for women's rugby.
Jasmin Grabowski - Team Germany
Jasmin Grabowski and Team Germany took home the bronze medal for women's mixed team judo.
Nesty Petecio – Team Philippines
Nesty Petecio took home the silver medal in Team Philippines in the women's featherweight boxing event.
Sanne van Dijke - Team Netherlands
Sanne van Dijke of Team Netherlands took home the bronze medal for judo.
Ana Marcela Cunha – Team Brazil
Ana Marcela Cunha took home gold for Team Brazil in the women's 10km swimming event.
Photo by @anamarcela92
Jolanta Ogar - Team Poland
Jolanta Ogar (right) celebrates with Agnieszka Skrzypulec on their silver medal victory in the women's two-person dingy sailing event.
Photo by Huang Zongzhi Xinhua via Getty Images
Sarah Jones, Susannah Townsend, Leah Wilkinson – Team Great Britain
Sarah Jones, Susannah Townsend, and Leah Wilkinson took home the bronze medal Team Great Britain in women's field hockey.
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein via Getty Images
Kadeisha Buchanan, Stephanie Labbe, Erin McLeod, Keilen Sheridan, Quinn – Team Canada
Kadeisha Buchanan, Stephanie Labbe, Erin McLeod, Keilen Sheridan, Quinn took home the gold in women's soccier for Team Canada.
Photo by Abbie Par via Getty Images
Magdalena Eriksson, Lina Hurtig, Hedvig Lindahl, Caroline Seger – Team Sweden
Magdalena Eriksson, Lina Hurtig, Hedvig Lindahl, Caroline Seger home silver for Team Sweden in women's soccer.
Photo by Naomi Baker via Getty Images
Tierna Davidson, Adrianna Franch, Kristie Mewis, Kelley O’Hara, Megan Rapinoe – Team USA
Tierna Davidson, Adrianna Franch, Kristie Mewis, Kelley O'Hara, Megan Rapinoe made it a clean LGBTQ+ medal sweep in women's soccer as Team USA took home the bronze.
Photo by Zhizhao Wu via Getty Images
Kellie Harrington – Team Ireland
Kellie Harrington of Team Ireland took home the gold for women's lightweight boxing.
Photo by @Kelly_Harrington14
Sue Bird, Chelsea Gray, Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart, Dianna Taurasi – Team USA
Sue Bird, Chelsea Gray, Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart and Dianna Taurasi took home the gold (again!) for Team USA in women's basketball.
Photo by Thomas COEX/AFP via Getty Images
Ana Carolina da Silva, Carol Gattaz – Team Brazil
Ana Carolina da Silva, Carol Gattaz took home silver for Team Brazil in women's volleyball.
Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images.
Ramsey Angela – Team Netherlands
Ramsey Angela of Team Netherlands took home silver in the men's track 4x400m event.
Photo by @rda.400mh
Alexandra Lacrabère, Amandine Leynaud – Team France
Alexandra Lacrabere (left/Getty Images) and Amandine Leynaud (right) took home the gold for Team France in the women's team handball event.
Lacrabere photo by Getty, Leynaud photo by @alexandralacrabere64