The Rio Olympics saw a record-breaking 56 out LGBT athletes, and now the Paralympics are breaking some records of their own.

OutSports reports at least ten publicly out-of-the-closet athletes competing in Rio this year. Just like the Olympics, more athletes may come out as the games progress.

There were supposed to be more out athletes, but Great Britan Discus Athlete Claire Harvey had to drop out due to an injury.

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So far, the majority of the out Paralympians are women.

The United States has the most openly-LGBT athletes at six. They are Jen Armbuster (goalball), Abby Dunkin (wheelchair basketball), Angela Madsen (track & field), Aysa Miller (goalball) and Desiree Miller (wheelchair basketball).

Check out the full list below, courtesy of OutSports. The list will be updated if more athletes come out.

Jen Armbruster (USA, goalball)
Abby Dunkin (USA, wheelchair basketball)
Allison Jones (USA, cycling)
Angela Madsen (USA, track & field)
Asya Miller (USA, goalball)
Desiree Miller (USA, wheelchair basketball)
Cindy Ouellet (Canada, wheelchair basketball)
Lee Pearson (Great Britain, equestrian)
Moran Samuel (Israel, rowing)
Marieke Vervoort (Belgium, wheelchair racing)

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