Out LGBTQ athletes again outperformed their straight, cisgender counterparts on the world stage. This time it was the Commonwealth Games, where 69% of the 13 out athletes won medals.
South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya was the lone multi-medal winner, racking up two gold medals in the women’s 800-meter and 1500-meter runs. Semenya has absolutely dominated the 800-meter on the world stage, winning two Olympic golds, three world championships in the last decade.
English diver Tom Daley was the only other out gold medalist, taking the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform event with diving partner Dan Goodfellow.
England led the way for Team LGBTQ with four athletes winning a medal.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, 47% of the out LGBTQ athletes won a medal.
Tom Daley, England, Men’s Synchronized 10m Platform
Caster Semenya, South Africa, Women’s 800-meter
Caster Semenya, South Africa, Women’s 1500-meter
Shawn Barber, Canada, Men’s Pole Vault
Tom Bosworth, England, Men’s 20km Race Walk
Linda Villumsen, New Zealand, Women’s Individual Time Trial
Rachel Grinham, Australia, Women’s Double’s Squash
Kelly Sibley, England, Women’s Team Table Tennis
Susannah Townsend, England, Women’s Field Hockey
Sunette Viljoen, South Africa, Women’s Javelin Throw