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Team LGBTQ finishes 7th in the Olympics medal count, a testament to being out

Publicly out LGBTQ athletes collectively finished 7th, ahead of France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Brazil.


Medal count at the Tokyo Summer Olympics is something we’ve watching. And this year, there has been an LGBTQ rainbow twist.

There were at least 183 publicly out LGBTQ athletes at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. We at Outsports tracked them as though they were a country: Team LGBTQ.

Imagine if all of the publicly out lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and nonbinary athletes were on one team representing one country with common causes of visibility and inclusion. That’s how we covered this collective group of inspiring out athletes.

The final standing: Team LGBTQ ranked 7th overall, just ahead of Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy.

Rankings are determined by: 1) gold medals; 2) silver medals; 3) bronze medals; 4) total medals.

The Team LGBTQ medal totals as of now:

Gold: 11
Silver: 13
Bronze: 9

The current Team LGBTQ medal winners at the Tokyo Summer Olympics:

Gold Medalists

Alexandra Lacrabère, Amandine Leynaud, France, handball

The final medal for Team LGBTQ at the Tokyo Olympics is gold.

Kellie Harrington, Ireland, boxing - 57-60kg

The flag-bearer for Team Ireland won in the final, 5-0.

Sue Bird, Chelsea Gray, Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart, Dianna Taurasi, USA, basketball

The American women dominated the tournament, beating Japan in the final by 15 points.

Quinn, Kadeisha Buchanan, Erin McLeod, Kailen Sheridan, Stephanie Labbe, Canada, soccer

Canada beat Sweden in penalty kicks for the country’s first women’s soccer gold, and Quinn’s historic medal.

Ana Marcela Cunha, Brazil, swimming - 10km

She hadn’t won a World or Olympic title yet earned a gold medal by less than 1 second.

Yulimar Rojas, Venezuela, track and field - triple jump

Outsports’ 2020 Female Athlete of the Year shattered a 26-year-old world record en route to gold.

Amandine Buchard, France, judo - mixed team

Bouchard’s second medal of the Tokyo Summer Olympics is golden.

Kelly Brazier, Gayle Broughton, Ruby Tui, Portia Woodman, New Zealand, rugby

New Zealand had been dominating the 2020 season until COVID got in the way. A gold delayed and won.

Emma Twigg, New Zealand, rowing

In her fourth Olympics, coming back from retirement, Twigg won her first Olympic medal: gold.

Stefanie Dolson, USA, 3x3 basketball

Not only did Dolson help bring the gold to Team USA, she led all scorers in the gold medal game.

Tom Daley, Great Britain, diving

This was Tom Daley’s fourth Olympic Games, and his second after coming out publicly as gay. Winning the gold medal for synchronized diving paid off all those years of hard work.

Silver Medalists

Sofi Maccari, Argentina, field hockey

Argentina won the silver medal, and Outsports found out Maccari was out after the Games.

Ana Carolina, Carol Gattaz, Brazil, volleyball

Brazil lost in straight sets to Team USA in the gold-medal match.

Ramsey Angela, Netherlands, track - 4x400 relay

Ramsey Angela and his teammates set a national record in the event two days in a row.

Magdalena Eriksson, Lina Hurtig, Hedvig Lindahl, Caroline Seger, Sweden, soccer

They almost pulled off the gold medal, falling to Canada in extra penalty kicks.

Jolanta Ogar, Poland, sailing

Ogar won silver for Poland in the women’s two-person dinghy, with teammate Agnieszka Skrzypulec.

Nesthy Petecio, Philippines, boxing

Petecio won silver in the 54-57kg category and dedicated her medal to the LGBTQ community.

Hannah Roberts, USA, BMX freestyle

Hannah Roberts put on an incredible show in her first run, edged out for gold by a legendary performance from Great Britain’s Charlotte Worthington.

Raven Saunders, USA, track and field - shot put

Raven Saunders lit up these Olympics with her joy, twerking and protesting after her win.

Astrid Guyart, France, fencing - women’s team foil

Astrid Guyart just came out this Pride month and won an Olympic medal months later.

Erica Sullivan, USA, swimming

Sullivan grabbed a silver in the 1500-meter freestyle.

Katarzyna Zillmann, Poland, rowing

Zillmann came out publicly moments after winning the silver for quad sculls.

Amandine Buchard, France, judo - 52kg

In just 16 seconds, Amandine Buchard won her semifinal match, ultimately winning a silver medal just five weeks after coming out publicly.

Ally Carda, Amanda Chidester, Haylie McCleney, USA, softball

Team USA “settled” for an Olympic silver medal after falling to Japan, 2-0, in the gold medal match.

Bronze Medalists

Tom Daley, Great Britain, diving - 10m platform

Tom Daley won his second medal of these Olympics, this time an individual bronze.

Susannah Townsend, Leah Wilkinson, Sarah Jones, Great Britain, field hockey

Team GB wins bronze with a 4-3 win over India.

Megan Rapinoe, Tierna Davidson, Adrianna Franch, Kelley O’Hara, USA, soccer

Team USA beat Australia, 4-3, for the bronze medal.

Jasmin Grabowski, Germany, judo - mixed team

Grabowski landed a bronze with Team Germany.

Raz Hershko, Israel, judo - mixed team

Hershko landed a bronze with Team Israel.

Lucilla Boari, Italy, archery

Shortly after Boari won an individual bronze, Italy House surprised her with a congratulations message from her girlfriend.

Sanne van Dijke, Netherlands, judo

Sanne won bronze for the Dutch team in the women’s 70kg category.

Carl Hester, Great Britain, equestrian - team dressage

Carl Hester earned a bronze to go along with his gold and silver medals he won at previous Olympics.

Larissa Franklin, Joey Lye, Canada, softball

Canada beat Mexico, 3-2, in the bronze medal match.

Check back daily during the Tokyo Summer Olympics for the latest medal standing of Team LGBTQ.

If there’s an out LGBTQ Tokyo Olympics medal winner you think we’ve missed, please email us at