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Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth just got engaged in Rio

Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth just got engaged in Rio

Tom Bosworth and Harry Dineley got engaged on the beach in Rio.

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.