Diver Tom Daley said it was a "terrifying decision" to post a video on YouTube in which he revealed he was in a gay relationship. Read: Diver Tom Daley reveals it was 'love at first sight'. I didn't know what the reaction was going to be like. I didn't know how it was going to go but I just felt like I needed to say something.
There are a record 11 openly gay male Olympians in Rio. None is an American.
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He specialises in the metre platform event and is a double World champion in the event; he won the FINA World Championship in the individual event at the age of 15, before regaining it in Daley was the Olympic bronze medallist in the event. Daley also competes in synchronised and team events. In , he partnered with Rebecca Gallantree to the inaugural mixed team World title, while in he won a second Olympic bronze in the men's synchronised metre platform, with Daniel Goodfellow.
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The couple shared photographs and messages on their Instagram and Twitter accounts. When the couple revealed they were expecting a child through a surrogate in the US in February, Daley said he wanted to be as good a dad as his father, who was also called Robert and died in Daley, the three-times world champion diver, spoke of how the prospect of fatherhood altered his mindset as he competed at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April.
Among today's events at the Rio Olympics, athletes competed in the men's synchronized meter platform dive finals. Eight pairs of divers dived six times each in their quest for medals, showing off their best moves and also the occasional flash of butt crack blessed. Enjoy a run-down of them all below! And when Olympians cry, we all cry too. It's the rules.