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Marc Tur’s claim: “I am neither the first homosexual Olympian nor do I hope to be the last”

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Marc Tur's claim:

The marcher, fourth within the Tokyo Video games, remembers on Instagram the demonstrations of the LGBTI collective in New York in 1969

Marc Tur, throughout the competitors in Tokyo.KIM HONG-JIREUTERS
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The walker Marc Tur, fourth categorized within the 50-kilometer march of the Tokyo Olympic Video games, vindicated this Friday his dedication to the LGTBI motion with a letter on Instagram through which he recalled the demonstrations in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969.

Tur, who misplaced the bronze medal within the final meters in an agonizing dash, claimed actual equality and later responded to a publish that thought of him the second “openly gay” Spanish Olympian after jockey Enrique Sarasola.

“I am not one of the first homosexual Olympians to recognize it, nor do I expect to be one of the last by giving more visibility to the group. They helped me to break with my insecurities, my fears and they taught me to fight for what I want no matter”, Tur commented.

Among the many worldwide references in these Video games of the LGTBI collective was Yulimar Rojas, champion and triple leap report holder, or Tom daley, winner on the 10-meter diving platform. In line with a rely that Daley himself commented in Tokyo, there have been 184 athletes who had publicly manifested their homosexuality.