Son of Two Gay Dads wins US National Diving Championship

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    Aug 19, 2014 12:30 PM GMT
    ESPNJordan Windle is a national champion diver before he's old enough to be a licensed driver.

    Windle, who doesn't turn 16 until November, convincingly won the men's 10-meter title with 527.8 points Sunday to cap the final day of the U.S. national diving championships.

    Windle exceeded 90 points on each of his first three dives. He started his day by earning 103.6 points on a forward 4½-somersault tuck. That was the only 100-point dive by anyone in the six-day event.

    "It definitely boosted my confidence," Windle said. "From there on, my coach was really excited for me and just told me to have fun and stuff. That's what I did through the whole event."

    This is the latest chapter in Windle's compelling rise. Windle was born in Cambodia and was placed in an orphanage as a baby after his parents died. He was adopted as an 18-month-old and moved to the United States. He now lives in Morrisville, North Carolina.


    Looking forward to seeing you in Rio, young man!

    (UPDATE: edited youtube below to a URL, to keep things on the up-and-up with the appropriate "No Images of Minors" rule in the RJ Terms of Use)

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/ghq1LKWx7nw

    http://www.jordanwindle.com/index.html
  • Shark100

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    Aug 21, 2014 9:33 AM GMT
    Awesome story, thanks for sharing. icon_wink.gif
  • Aleco_Graves

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    Aug 22, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    That's really inspirational!!

    I genuinely don't understand (Not trying to be rude whatsoever) what his parents' sexuality have to do with him winning a medal? icon_question.gif
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    Aug 24, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
    Aleco_Graves saidThat's really inspirational!!

    I genuinely don't understand (Not trying to be rude whatsoever) what his parents' sexuality have to do with him winning a medal? icon_question.gif


    It's not a rude question... it's not only a good question, but actually the rhetorical response.

    His existence and achievements (thus far) fly in the face of the perceptions of homophobic people who want everyone to believe LGBT people raising children together is bad for the children and for society. Usually because Jeebus or (insert nutty religious dogma of choice here). Also, as an aside, see "Kenneth Faried" in the NBA (and Team USA, competing this month) as yet another athletic example of The Kids Are Alright.

    Same-sex adoption is either outright illegal (like in this kid's home state of North Carolina) or at least murky in many U.S. States.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Same-sex_adoption_in_the_US.svg

    This is just one of those "Why is this a big deal?" questions that hopefully will indeed be a completely valid question in the coming years.
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    Jul 13, 2016 6:58 PM GMT
    Gay guys perform well in diving, maybe because the slim and petite look appeals to judges. lol
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    Jul 13, 2016 7:56 PM GMT
    Ppftw said
    Gay guys perform well in diving, maybe because the slim and petite look appeals to judges. lol

    Nothing was mentioned about this young adopted diver being gay himself.