After being bullied this national champ has stood up for gay athletes

Jordan Windle has been around homosexual men and women nearly all of his everyday living. Obtaining been adopted from Cambodia at 18 months by Jerry Windle, the countrywide-champion diver has, as a straight athlete at the major of his sport, come to be a defender and champion of the LGBTQ neighborhood.

On the newest episode of the Five Rings To Rule Them All podcast, I speak with Jordan and Jerry about the younger star’s increase, and his personalized and specialist friendship with Olympic champion Greg Louganis. The similarities involving the two — both adopted, both younger diving proteges — have led some to contact Jordan “Little Louganis.”

Also, Jerry offers us perception into the everyday living of the mother or father of an elite athlete and how Jordan was “discovered” by a diving coach when he was just a child. As well as they speak about the included difficulties of being of various races, specially when Jordan was a boy and didn’t thoroughly fully grasp what that was.

Now Jordan is competing for the Univ. of Texas, where by he has gained a number of NCAA championships and set an NCAA scoring record. Now back again on campus in Austin, he talks about the disappointment of the hold off of his Olympic goals and how he’s prepping for Tokyo following 12 months.

You can listen to the dialogue with Jordan Windle and his father, Jerry, on the Megaphone player, or by going to Spotify for an uncomplicated browser player. Five Rings To Rule Them All is also available on Google Podcasts, Apple podcasts and quite a few more platforms. Just look for for Outsports wherever you get your podcast.

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You can comply with Jordan Windle on Instagram @jordanpiseywindle, or on Twitter @DiverJordan.

Budapest 2017 FINA World Championship - Day 8

Jordan Windle competes at the 2017 FINA Environment Championships.
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