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Boxing: Irma Testa comes out as gay

Olympic bronze made me stronger, being gay not imperfect

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 3 - Italian boxer Irma Testa has come out as gay in the latest edition of Vanity Fair.
    The 23-year-old from Torre Annunziata near Naples, who won a featherweight bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said "the people who are close to me have known for years but I think it is right to tell everyone now.
    "Speaking of sexual orientation in the world of sport has a special value, because champions are expected to be perfect.
    "And for many homosexuality is still an imperfection.
    "For me, too, it was like that up to a few months ago. But that medal in Tokyo has become my shield: now that Irma the athlete is secure, Irma the woman can be sincere". (ANSA).


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