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Over a dozen LGBTI Olympians have barely missed out on medals in Rio

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About a dozen LGBTI Olympians have barely missed out on an Olympic medal in Rio finishing in the top 10, some of them finishing fourth.

Larissa Franca Maestrini came within a set of a bronze medal.
Larissa Franca Maestrini came within a set of a bronze medal.
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While we don't yet know the final medal count for Team LGBTI, we do know that there are tons of out Olympians with top-10 finishes who barely missed out on a medal.

German discus thrower Nadine Müller finished sixth in her event with a distance of 63.13 meters.

British speed walker Tom Bosworth finished sixth in the men's 20km walk, posting a personal best of 1:20.13

Kelly Griffon and Jillion Potter of Team USA finished fifth in the women's sevens rugby tournament.

The Brazilian womens' handball team, with goalkeeper Mayssa Pessoa, lost in the quarterfinals to the Netherlands, 32-23.

The American women's soccer team also lost in the quarterfinals of their tournament, 2-1, to Sweden.

Brazilian beach volleyball player Larissa França came oh-so-close to a bronze medal, losing to the American team in the bronze-medal match, 2-1.

Partners Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud and the Netherlands finished fourth in team dressage.

Eefje Muskens of the Netherlands lost to South Korean, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of doubles badminton.

American Ashley Nee made it to the semifinals of the women's kayak singles, while Great Britain's Fiona Pennie finished sixth overall in the event.

Cyclist Linda Vilumsen of New Zealand finished sixth overall in the women's time trial.