On Monday morning, pole vault world champion and Canadian Olympian Shawn Barber came out to his fans and friends in a Facebook post.
“Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My parents are my greatest support and have helped me through a lot recently. To my friends, you are always my friends and i love you too!”
In 2015, Barber was the pole vault world champion, and he currently ranks 6th.
Here’s a video that shows Barber in action: