Dustin Lance Black was barred from watching husband Tom Daley compete in a recent diving event; but Nathan Stypinski was able to watch his diver husband, Eric Blevens, compete — and win — at the 18th FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
Blevins won the men’s world masters diving championship in the 3-meter springboard on Tuesday, August 13, claiming victory in the 35-39 age group, according to Outsports. It’s the biggest diving achievement to date for the former Grinell College athlete, who’s now a diving coach at the College of New Jersey and the owner of the Jersey Diving Academy.
And Stypinski, his husband of two years, was there to cheer him on.
“Definitely did not do this alone! Had so much support from friends and family!” Blevins wrote on Facebook following the win. “East Coast Masters diving for letting me represent them with the USA team. The kids at Jersey Diving Academy who continue to inspire me everyday! My parents for supporting me and of course Nathan Stypinski for all his support to make this a reality!”
He took some time to party… and then got back to work. “Time to celebrate and then focus for 1 meter in 2 days!” he wrote.