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02/12/2013 06:09 GMT | Updated 02/12/2013 06:53 GMT

Tom Daley Comes Out: Other Gay Sportsmen And Women

Apr 1981:  Portrait of Justin Fashanu of Norwich City. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport
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Apr 1981: Portrait of Justin Fashanu of Norwich City. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Tom Daley's decision to reveal he is in a gay relationship has been praised nationwide.

Just 19, diver Daley has grown up in the limelight since his Olympic bow at Beijing in 2008, and he emerged as Team GB's poster boy ahead of the London 2012 Games, where he collected a bronze medal.

Tom Daley Reveals He Is In A Gay Relationship

One of the youngest sportsmen or women to reveal he is involved in a gay relationship, he joins a small group of men and women to out themselves in Britain.

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