Tom Daley, the openly gay British diver, won a gold medal in the team diving event at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia. Daley dived from the 10-meter board while teammate Rebecca Gallantree did her dives from 3 meters.
"We can't quite believe what just happened," Daley said at a press conference with Gallantree. "It's amazing!" It was the second team gold in history for Britain at the world championships.
The two posted this on Instagram:
Daley's boyfriend, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, tweeted this after:
Daley has said what all LGBT athletes say after the come out -- he performs better in his sport once the fear of being in the closet has ended. Winning the team gold is further proof.
Getty Images photos of the event by Streeter Lecka: