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PHOTOS: Top Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Is The Latest Olympian To Come Out

Make room, Tom Daley. Top Brazilian diver Ian Matos just came out in an interview with the Brazilian newspaper Correio.

“From a young age, I knew I was gay, but it was here that I got to live my sexuality,” Matos told the paper.

Matos is originally from Pennsylvania. He moved to Brazil when he was 17 to focus on his diving career.

Matos became Brazil’s 3-meter champion last year. A friend advised him not to come out publicly until after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, but Matos said he was inspired to do so sooner after learning of Tom Daley‘s story.

Congrats, Mr. Matos. We’ll see you on the diving board–and the bars, we can only hope!

Scroll down to see photos of the 24-year-old diving champion in action.

On:           Jan 15, 2014
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    • BBellairs

      Ian is much better looking than Tom Daley. The first line of this article says “make room Tom Daley”, instead I say move way over Tom, Ian is in town!

      Jan 15, 2014 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raphael

      @BBellairs: Even though I’m from Brazil, I have to disagree on that.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Congratulations on coming out!!

      Jan 15, 2014 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      Is everybody gay?!!?

      Jan 15, 2014 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • that_dude247

      @Spike: At least in the sport of diving.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ditamo

      @Spike: Nah… He’s, I’m, most here are gay, but yet a good 80-90% of the human population is still straight. Now out of those percents, who knows how many are bi or bi-curios?

      Jan 15, 2014 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      Wait a minute, is he really just 24. Because that fourth pic down, the face pic, I would have guessed about 10yrs older, 34…
      But good for him that he came out.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      Wow. Hot but he’s way too old for DLB.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iMort

      Good for you Mister! I hope your gay life is joyful!!!

      Jan 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robho3

      I wonder how Tom Daley feels

      Jan 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trey Durant

      You had me at, “Top” and “Brazilian”.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      @robho3: If only Queerty would do a post on exactly how Tom Daley feels about this. We can only hope.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver

      @BBellairs: WHY THE NEED TO COMPARE? They’re both beautiful. Please don’t be so bitchy, bitchez.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver

      “I wonder how Tom Daley feels”

      I bet he feels silky smooth and tight!

      Jan 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert

      Congratulations and Thank You for taking the risk….oh yea, I almost forgot….YOU’RE HOT

      Jan 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BBellairs

      @SteveDenver: Not being bitchy, and not comparing. My personal preference. I find this man better looking than Tom Daley, he reminds me of a younger Greg Louganis. All I meant was maybe now Queerty will stop mentioning Tom Daley in almost every post.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dayglowjim

      You know, and all this time I never actually knew what Tom Daley was so famous for doing. I thought he was like Paris Hilton; famous for being famous.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70

      I still think they should have Olympians compete as the ORIGINAL Olympic athletes did, NUDE! I bet we’d watch the show closer. Of course that is summer games, no one cares about winter olympics.

      Jan 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      Congrats to him. He’s a cutie. Muito bem.

      Jan 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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