Kayla Miracle of the United States, left, has her hand raised after scoring a decision against Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan at 62 kg during the United World Wrestling women's freestyle World Cup, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. | Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

While the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics and Paralympics are about eight months away, some athletes have already qualified, or are likely to qualify, for the Games’ return to the City of Light.

We say “likely qualified” because qualifying for the Olympics and Paralympics can be a tricky situation as athletes seek gold and glory.

Take the Team USA women’s wheelchair basketball team. By winning gold at the Parapan American Championships, the team has qualified for a spot at the Paris Paralympics. Out athletes Kaitlyn Eaton and Courtney Ryan can rejoice!

Yet they individually have not qualified — the team has qualified. Now Eaton and Ryan must continue to fight for a spot on the Team USA Paris Summer Paralympic Games team.

That’s true for a lot of spots in the Olympics and Paralympics.

So while we share the names of these athletes as having qualified for Paris 2024, please note that they may also need to now qualify within their national sports organization to ultimately compete in the 2024 Olympics or Paralympics.

Who’s In?

Robbie Manson, New Zealand, rowing

Emma Twigg, New Zealand, rowing

Campbell Harrison, Australia, rock climbing

Who’s Likely To Be In?

And so what about out LGBTQ athletes who have yet to officially qualify for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, but who are very likely to compete?

Here are a few likely potential athletes…

Jack Woolley, Ireland, taekwondo

Sam Kerr, Australia, soccer

Kadeisha Buchanan, Canada, soccer

Marc Tur, Spain, race walking

Ana Marcela Cunha, Brazil, swimming

Sha’Carri Richardson, USA, track and field

Kayla Miracle, USA, wrestling

Kellie Harrington, Ireland, boxing

There will be many dozens more out LGBTQ athletes to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games.

Yet here’s hoping all of these out LGBTQ athletes and more qualify for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games.