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47% of out LGBT athletes won an Olympic medal in Rio
By Cyd Zeigler
@CydZeigler on Aug 10, 2016, 4:44p 3
Britney Griner and Elena Della Donne won gold for Team USA women’s basketball. – Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Almost half of the publicly out LGBT athletes competing in the Rio Olympics won a medal, which is a drastically higher percentage than the athletes in general. All told, 25 of the 53 publicly out athletes Outsports knows of — a full 47% — won a medal, including 10 athletes winning gold.