Ten openly gay Olympians won medals at
the 2012 Summer Olympics which ended Sunday in London.
A majority of the medals won by out
athletes competing in London are gold.
The statistics were compiled by sports
site SBNation.com, which wrote: “If Team Gay was a country, it
would have finished 31st overall with seven medals, tied
with Mexico, Ethiopia and Georgia. They would have beaten the medal
count of such countries as Jamaica, Ireland, Argentina and India.
They would have finished 21st overall for most golds
(four), tied with Iran, Jamaica, Czech Republic and Korea.”
gold medals are Seimone Augustus of the U.S. women's basketball
team; Carl Hester of Britain's Equestrian team; Marilyn Agliotti,
Carlien Dirkse van de Heuvel, Kim Lammers and Maartje Paumen of the
Netherlands women's Field Hockey team; and Megan Rapinoe of the U.S.
women's soccer team.
Rapinoe: Nothing wrong with being gay, I feel pretty special.)
German cyclist Judith Arndt won a
Winning bronze medals are
Edward Gal of the Netherlands Equestrian team; and USA's Lisa
Raymond, who along with her partner Mike Bryan won the tennis mixed