In addition to the stunning upset victory of out gay diver Matthew Mitcham, six of the thirteen out lesbians at the Beijing Olympics won medals, including girlfriends Gro Hammerseng and Katja Nyberg, who took Norway’s handball team to the gold. Go to 365gay.com for a great photo recap of lesbionic fabulousity.
Over at OutSports, there’s this fascinating factoid:
Statistically speaking, out athletes have been, as a group, disproportionately successful at these Olympic Games. The 11 openly GLBT athletes Outsports has followed over the past two weeks raked in 4 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze medal. In other words, 64% of out athletes won a medal; a third of all out athletes won a gold medal. The medalists are: Gold: Matthew Mitcham, Australia (Diving, 10m platform); Natasha Kai, USA (Soccer); Gro Hammerseng & Katya Nyberg, Norway (Handball) Silver: Lauren Lappin and bi athlete Vicky Galindo, USA (Softball) Bronze: Linda Bresonik, Germany (Soccer)
UNRELATED NON-GAY HOTNESS: Y’all can swoon over those faux-thug gymnast boys all you want, for my money the hottest man at the Olympics was American volleyball team captain Lloy Ball, who yesterday took his team and his 36 year-old scuff-daddyness all the way to the gold medal.