Olympic star comes out on YouTube

2013-12-03 11:38
London - British Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he's in a relationship with another man in an emotional YouTube video, Sport24 reported.

During a short 5 minute video Daley explained that his life has been a roller coaster ride over the last few years since his dad’s death in 2011 and him winning an Olympic medal in 2012.

However one thing Daley has always kept secret was his personal life. 

In the video the 19-year-old reveals for the first time; "Come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. And that someone is a guy.”

“I think it definitely helps when people in sport come out, and the fact that someone as popular as Tom Daley has made an announcement will help enormously to change attitudes in general, and particularly to combat homophobia in sport,” Nigel Owens contributer to the book It's Ok to be Gay, wrote on TheGuardian.com.

“The way he did it was tremendous. I watched the YouTube video this morning and the way he spoke about his experiences, he just came across as a genuine, down to earth guy.

 "It's very important that when you decide to tell people, you tell them in your own way and when you're ready. If YouTube was the most comfortable way for Tom to do that and put it out there, then I think that was the right thing to do and that it was a very brave and wise decision,” Owens added. 

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