Canadian soccer player Quinn first openly trans athlete to win gold at Olympics

Aug 6 2021, 2:47 pm

Canadian soccer player Quinn has made history as the first openly trans athlete to win gold at the Olympic Games.

The team won the gold medal after Canada topped Sweden 3-2 on penalty kicks after the teams managed a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

Quinn expressed the win on their Instagram, posting a photo of them with their Olympic gold win adding “Olympic Champions! Did that really just happen?!?”

The 25-year-old defender/midfielder made their debut for the national women’s soccer team in 2014 and publicly announced their transition via Instagram last September.

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Earlier at the beginning of the Tokyo Games Quinn became the first openly trans athlete to compete at an Olympic Games, when Canada faced Japan on July 22.

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