Meet Canadian footballer Quinn the first openly transgender person to win an Olympic medal.
She is a 25 years old footballer, She plays for the Canadian soccer team and a few months ago she spoke openly about her gender identity.
Quinn will be looking to climb to the top of the podium when her team faces Sweden in the Tokyo 2020 final.
Tokyo 2020 will go down in history as, so far, the Olympic Games with the greatest diversity of all time. Not only is it the competition that has come closest to full gender parity so far, but it is also the event in which there has been the greatest representation of people who identify as members of the LGBT community.
Quinn’s case will set another precedent, as she is the first non-binary transgender person to win a medal at an Olympic Game. As a member of the Canadian soccer team that competes in the women’s division, she will play the final of the discipline against Sweden on August 6 at the Olympic stadium in Tokyo.
This implies that, at least, the silver medal has already been secured and that she will try to achieve a victory together with her teammates to climb to the top of the podium.
In September of last year, Quinn made a post on her Instagram account in which she publicly announced her identity as a non-binary transgender person and also said that from then on she would use the neutral pronouns They / Them.
Full Biography Of Quinn, The First Non-binary Transgender Person To Win An Olympic Medal
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She was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1995. In his childhood he participated in hockey, basketball and even ski teams, but it was his twin sister who instilled in him a love of football.
After showing off on the Duke University football team in North Carolina, he began playing for the Washington Spirit of the powerful league in the United States. During his career he had steps for Paris FC of France and Vittsjö GIK of Sweden , and currently he is a member of the OL Reign of the NWSL.
In her selection she has shone over the years both in the youth categories and in the group of seniors and his presence is recurrent in the different calls.
Before presenting himself publicly as a non-binary person, he participated in the Canadian team that won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games after beating Brazil in a match for third place that attracted all eyes for him. favoritism that the locals had.
She was also part of his national team at the 2019 World Cup in France.
Quinn, who has a college degree in Biology , excels as a midfielder and not only hopes to take his team to the top, but also wants to leave a message to society. “I have lived openly as a trans person with the people I love for many years and I always wondered what it would be like when I did it publicly,” she said the day she spoke on her social media about her gender identity.
In the run-up to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its policies and determined that it is no longer necessary for transgender athletes to undergo an operation to compete in the branch corresponding to the gender identity that express. However, he kept his recommendations regarding the measurement of testosterone: trans women should keep their levels below 10nmol / L throughout the year before the competition. Trans men should not meet these requirements.
This Monday, the semifinal of the women’s soccer tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was the scene of a surprise event after the Canadian team managed to beat the United States , which favorite to fight for the gold medal in Japan .
In a game without major shocks, the Canadians scored a decisive goal in the 75th minute thanks to the good execution from the twelve steps of the young Chelsea midfielder Jessie Fleming .
With this victory, the team led by John Herdman will fight for the gold medal next Friday, when they face Sweden, the winners of the duel for the other semifinal against Australia. There, Quinn hopes to make history and make a mark in the sports world.
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