Lesbian/Bi Women Medal at the 2008 Olympics


Of the 13 out lesbian and bisexual women competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, six ended up taking home gold, silver, or bronze medals.

(The Games’ sole openly gay male athlete, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, took home the gold in the men’s 10m platform.)

To help you get familiar with these new out Olympic champions, we’ve created an overview of their performance at the Games — including Katja Nyberg‘s four goals for Norway in the women’s handball final against Russia, Natasha Kai‘s game-winning goal for the U.S. in the women’s soccer quarter-finals, and the stunning upset that earned Vicky Galindo and Lauren Lappin a silver medal in women’s softball.

We’ve divided the medalists by sport — click on one of the sections below to get started!

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