Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth Is Engaged
British track and field athlete Tom Bosworth has proposed to boyfriend Harry Dineley on the beach in Rio de Janeiro.
The 25-year-old race walker posted an Twitter photo of himself on bended knee with the caption: ‘He said YES!!!’
Bosworth came in sixth in the 20Km race walking competition which is far better than his current world ranking of 37th. He is Great Britain’s top-ranked 20km race walker and holds three British records.
Bosworth came out publicly as a gay man late last year and said: ‘It is a big decision, but it’s not going to change my life. I’m comfortable and have been in a happy relationship for the last four and a half years.
‘This isn’t going to shock anybody that knows me. But to speak out about this, as a sportsperson, it is still news.
He added: ‘In a few years time, anyone [will be able] to do this. Anyone can succeed in sport. And then hopefully it won’t be news anymore.’
Bosworth said it was a ‘scary’ thing to come out, but felt like he was ‘really lucky’ because of the support he has had from friends and family. He said he has had ‘99% support’ from other athletes.