Seimone Augustus, Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Angel McCoughtry were members of the U.S. women’s basketball team that won a gold medal on Saturday. Caster Semenya, a South African sprinter who has undergone controversial tests to determine her sex and her eligibility to compete because of high levels of testosterone, won a gold medal in the 800 meters on Saturday.
THANK YOU SOUTH AFRICA FOR THIS GREAT SUPPORT.. AFRICA AND THE ENTIRE WORLD THANK YOU AGAIN.. MUCH LOVE.. ???⚡✨??✅? MAYBE GOD BLESS YOU ALL
— Caster Semenya (@caster800m) August 21, 2016
Lisa Dahlkvist, Nilla Fischer, Hedvig Lindahl and Caroline Seger were members of the Swedish soccer team that won a silver medal. British diver Tom Daley, who is engaged to Dustin Lance Black, won a bronze medal in the 10-meter synchronized event.
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) August 20, 2016
Outsports.com, an LGBT sports website, has published a list of all the out athletes who medaled in the Olympics.
The Olympics’ closing ceremony took place in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium on Sunday.
The games took place against the backdrop of rampant anti-LGBT violence in Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, an economic crisis and concerns over Zika. The Daily Beast on Aug. 11 published an article — which it later retracted — that outed Olympic athletes, many of whom come from countries in which homosexuality remains criminalized.