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Italian Olympic boxer Irma Testa comes out as queer

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Earlier this year, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics took place after being delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During this year’s games, a record-breaking amount of openly LGBTQ+ athletes competed in the highly anticipated event.

Italian Boxer Irma Testa, who won the bronze for Italy in Tokyo, is now part of the inspirational Team LGBTQ+. In an interview with Vanity Fair Italia, the 23-year-old publically came out as part of the queer community and gave insight into her journey. “The people who are close to me have known for years but I think it is right to tell everyone now. “Speaking of sexual orientation in the world of sport has a special value, because champions are expected to be perfect.

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