By Mariah Cooper

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will be the most out and proud Olympic games in history with a record-breaking 43 out LGBT athletes competing this summer.

Here are some of the main LGBT Olympians to watch out for:

Tom Daley (22, Great Britain, diving)

Seimone Augustus (32, USA, basketball)

Robbie Manson (26, New Zealand, rowing)

Jeffrey Wammes (29, Netherlands, gymnastics)

Helen Richardson-Walsh (34, Great Britain, field hockey) and Kate Richardson-Walsh (36, Great Britain, field hockey)

Nicola Adams (Great Britain, boxing)

Tom Bosworth (Great Britain, race walk)

Dutee Chand (India, track & field)

Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (Netherlands, field hockey)

Lisa Dahlkvist (Sweden, soccer)

Katie Duncan (New Zealand, soccer)

Nilla Fisher (Sweden, soccer)

Larissa França (Brazil, beach volleyball)

Edward Gal (Netherlands, equestrian)

Brittney Griner (USA, basketball)

Carl Hester (Great Britain, equestrian)

Michelle Heyman (Australia, soccer)

Stephanie Labbe  (Canada, soccer)

Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)

Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, soccer)

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (Finland, swimming)

Hans Peter Minderhoud (Netherlands, equestrian)

Ian Matos (Brazil, diving)

Angel McCoughtry (USA, basketball)

Nadine Müller (Germany, discus)

Marie-Eve Nault (Canada, soccer)

Ashley Nee (USA, kayak whitewater slalom)

Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, field hockey)

Mayssa Pessoa (Brazil, handball)

Megan Rapinoe (USA, soccer)

Carolina Seger (Sweden, soccer)

Caster Semenya (South Africa, track & field)

Melissa Tancredi (Canada, soccer)

Susannah Townsend (Great Britian, field hockey)

Sunette Stella Viljoen (South Africa, javelin)

Marieke van der Wal (Netherlands, handball)

Spencer Wilton (Great Britain, equestrian)

 

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