Team Great Britain’s Tom Daley ended his long wait to top an Olympic podium after winning the men’s synchronized 10-meter diving competition with his partner Matty Lee on Monday.
In December 2013, Daley came out on YouTube and almost eight years later, the Briton says he is proud of the LGBT representation that he has witnessed at the Games.
Daley’s husband, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, posted a video on Instagram of him screaming and celebrating the win from Canada as they watched the live event from afar. The couple have a three-year-old son together.
In comments after the event, Daley said he also felt he’d grown since becoming a husband and father.
“My husband, he said to me that my story wasn’t finished, and that my son … needed to be there to watch me win an Olympic gold medal,” he said.