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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:44

2018 Winter Olympics - Week 2: awesome performances, a new medal, a gay kiss and LGBT flags :)

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Brittany Bowe


Between awesome performances, a new medal, a gay kiss and LGBT flags on TV, things went well for our Team Rainbow at the Winter Olympics.

This week, Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matt kissed live on TV. Also, following a run, when Gus was waiting for the judges' notes, the TV director showed a group of supporters with LGBTQ+ flags. It was awesome!

Gus Kenworthy Matt

Our LGBT delegation has won a new medal! Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel have previously won the gold medal in pair skating in the team event. This time, they won the bronze medal in pair skating - free program.

As a result, Eric, who became the first openly gay athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, became the most medalist openly gay athlete at the Olympics!

Let's celebrate our LGBTQ athletes! Snowboarder Belle Brockhoff competed despite a major knee problem. Belle didn't qualify for the quarter-finals.

Kim Meylemans

A lot of frustration! First for the Belgian Kim Meylemans in skeleton (picture 3). She was only 1.80 seconds behind the bronze medal.

Note that Lizzy Yarnold, who won the gold medal of this event, wore rainbow laces at the opening ceremony.

And then a lot of frustration for American speed skater Brittany Bowe (picture 1). She finished fourth in the women's 1000m, 0.42 seconds behind the bronze medal. Sunday, in the women's 500m, she finished fifth.

Emilia Anderson and her Swedish ice hockey team qualified for the quarter-finals. Then they were defeated by Finland.

That's 5 medals in all! Team Rainbow is 13th!


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