33 LGBT Athletes to Compete in Rio Olympics

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Achieving record-level numbers, The 2016 Summer Olympics will feature the largest number of LGBT athletes, according to OutSports.

At least 33 athletes are out and ready to compete along with three coaches. Married couple Helen and Katie Richardson-Walsh both make the list.

The openly LGBT coaches are: Alyson Annan from the Dutch women’s field hockey team, Oua Sybdgage 0f Sweden’s women’s soccer team and Jill Ellis of the U.S. women’s soccer team.

Related: Homo History 101: Summer Olympics Edition

Of the list, only ten of the LGBT athletes are male. Five of the athletes reign from the United States, including basketball athlete Simone Augustus.

The opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics begins in three weeks.

See the list of out and competing athletes below, compiled by OutSports. Note that the Dutch equestrian team has not been announced, but the out athletes listed above will likely be the named players. 

 

Nicola Adams (Great Britain, boxing)

Seimone Augustus (USA, basketball)

Tom Bosworth (Great Britain, race walk)

Dutee Chand (India, track & field)

Tom Daley (Great Britain, diving)

Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (Netherlands, field hockey)

Lisa Dahlkvist (Sweden, soccer)

Katie Duncan (New Zealand, soccer)

Nilla Fisher (Sweden, soccer)

Larissa França (Brazil, beach volleyball)

Edward Gal (Netherlands, equestrian)

Brittney Griner (USA, basketball)

Carl Hester (Great Britain, equestrian)

Michelle Heyman (Australia, soccer)

Stephanie Labbe (Canada, soccer)

Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)

Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, soccer)

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (Finland, swimming)

Robbie Manson (New Zealand, rowing)

Hans Peter Minderhoud (Netherlands, equestrian)

Ian Matos (Brazil, diving)

Angel McCoughtry (USA, basketball)

Marie-Eve Nault (Canada, soccer)

Ashley Nee (USA, kayak whitewater slalom)

Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, field hockey)

Mayssa Pessoa (Brazil, handball)

Megan Rapinoe (USA, soccer)

Helen Richardson-Walsh (Great Britain, field hockey)

Kate Richardson-Walsh (Great Britain, field hockey)

Caster Semenya (South Africa, track & field)

Melissa Tancredi (Canada, soccer)

Jeffrey Wammes (Netherlands, gymnastics)

Spencer Wilton (Great Britain, equestrian)


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