A Record 49 Out LGBTI Athletes Competing In Rio Olympics( UPDATED)

This article originally appeared on Outsports.

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will have a record number of publicly out lesbian, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex athletes.

Outsports and Olympic and LGBT historian Tony Scupham-Bilton have identified at least 49 out contestants who will compete, as well as three coach-and-fours. Several out jocks have also qualified for the Paralympics.

There are a record 11 publicly out male contestants, though none are from the U.S. There is also one married couple, Helen Richardson-Walsh and Kate Richardson-Walsh, British field hockey players.

We expect the roster to proliferate, as more players are revealed to be out( our original schedule on July 11 had 27 figures ). This often occurs on team boasts in Europe or in lesser-know athletics where players are out but haven’t gotten much publicity. If you are aware of an out LGBTI athlete not on the schedule, contact us via email( outsports @gmail. com ), direct meaning on Twitter (@ outsports ) or in the comments section of this story.

The 2012 Summertime Competition in London featured 23 out LGBTI jocks. Others have come out publicly since they played in London.

Here are the out LGBTI contestants set to go to Rio.
# after a name expresses canadian athletes added after our original register on July 11.

Nicola Adams( United kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, boxing)
Seimone Augustus( USA, basketball)
Tom Bosworth( Great britain, race path)
Isadora Cerullo#( Brazil, rugby)
Dutee Chand( India, trail& battleground)
Tom Daley( Great britain, diving)
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel( Netherlands, field hockey)
Lisa Dahlkvist( Sweden, football)
Elena Delle Donne#( USA, basketball)
Katie Duncan( New Zealand, soccer)
Nilla Fisher( Sweden, football)
Amini Fonua#( Tonga, swimming)
Larissa Franca( Brazil, beach volleyball)
Edward Gal( Netherlands, equestrian)
Kelly Griffin#( USA, rugby)
Brittney Griner( USA, basketball)
Carl Hester( United kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, equestrian)
Michelle Heyman( Australia, soccer)
Melanie Henique#( France, swimming)
Jen Kish#( Canada, rugby)
Stephanie Labbe#( Canada, soccer)
Alexandra Lacrabere#( France, handball)
Hedvig Lindahl( Sweden, football)
Ari-Pekka Liukkonen( Finland, swimming)
Robbie Manson( New Zealand, rowing)
Hans Peter Minderhoud( Netherlands, equestrian)
Ian Matos( Brazil, diving)
Angel McCoughtry( USA, basketball)
Nadine Muller#( Germany, discus)
Marie-Eve Nault( Canada, football)
Ashley Nee#( USA, kayak whitewater slalom)
Maartje Paumen( Netherlands, field hockey)
Mayssa Pessoa( Brazil, handball)
Jillion Potter#( USA, rugby)
Megan Rapinoe( USA, soccer)
Helen Richardson-Walsh( United kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, field hockey)
Kate Richardson-Walsh( Great Britain, field hockey)
Tessie Savelkouls#( Netherlands, judo ).
Carolina Seger#( Sweden, football)
Caster Semenya( South africans, line& environment)
Rafaela Silva#( Brazil, judo)
Martina Strutz#( Germany, triple jump)
Susannah Townsend#( Great Britian, field hockey)
Sunette Stella Viljoen#( South africans, javelin)
Julia Vasconcelos#( Brazil, taekowndo ). Julia is proving to Claudia Custodio (@ Cau__ on Twitter) with ESPN Brazil that she is a lesbian.
Marleen van Iersel#( Netherlands, beach volleyball)
Linda Vilumsen#( New Zealand, cycling)
Jeffrey Wammes#( Netherlands, gymnastics)
Spencer Wilton#( Great britain, equestrian)

** Victor Guttierez, a Spanish ocean polo participate was initially on the schedule, but he announced July 12 that “hes not” going to Rio.

*** This register had been one bigger, but one player contacted us to say she was not publicly out, this is why we removed her name.

At least three publicly out manager managers will too be in Rio. Alyson Annan coaches the Dutch women’s field hockey team, Jill Ellis is the head coach of the United States women’s soccer team and Pia Sundhage is head manager of Sweden’s women’s football team.

Gold medal Olympic diver Greg Louganis will walk with the United States diving crew as an official athlete mentor, the same role he held in 2012. Equestrian Robert Dover, who vied in six Olympics as an athlete, is a tutor for the U.S. dressage team.

Here is a fascinating memorandum from historian Scupham-Bilton:

“George Morris is trainer to the Brazilian Olympic equestrian squad( his partner is Brazilian ). They call him the’ Godfather of American Equestrianism.’ He came out officially earlier this year in his autobiography at persons below the age of 78, although he has positions he was never’ in.’ His Olympic involvement runs space back to 1956. He prevailed a silver medal in Rome 1960. He was Chef d’Equipe for many years, and he’s possibly the oldest LGBT person involved in the sporting events.”

A number of other out jocks also emulated at Olympic visitations and came close to earning a blot in Rio 😛 TAGEND

Tina Hillman finished ninth in the Team USA shot put Olympic trial.

Matt Llano finished sixth in the Team USA marathon Olympic trial.

Javier Ruisanchez vied in the Puerto Rico float Olympic trial.

Matt Lister finished third in the canoe slalom contests with his doublings collaborator at Team Great Britain selection trials. He’s played as LGBT Ambassador for the British Athletics Commission since May 2015 working with players preparing for Rio.

Carly Muscaro finished 14 th in the women’s 400 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Trials.

Marieke van der Wal made the substitute/ alternate list for the Dutch women’s handball team.

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