Canadian women’s soccer player Rebecca Quinn, makes history, competing in Olympics as the first openly transgender athlete.
The 25-year-old Toronto-born Quinn revealed herself as non-binary and transgender last year. “I feel sad knowing there were Olympians before me unable to live their truth because of this world,” she wrote.
The first match was held on Wednesday night in Canada’s 1 -1 draw with Japan in Sapporo. Quinn then played as a substitute for Canada when they beat Chile 2 -1 in their second game.
The International Olympics Committee(ICC) has allowed transgender athletes to participate in Olympics since 2004, but none so far have done so openly.