Ian Matos has been inspired by Tom Daley’s coming out video to make the leap in telling the world that he is gay.

  • Ian Matos came out in a newspaper interview
  • Diver was told by friends to stay in the closest until after Rio 2016
  • Tom Daley’s coming out video inspired the diver to come out

An Olympic diving hopeful Ian Matos, 24, has been inspired to come out as gay after watching Tom Daley’s emotional coming out video, which he made in December.

Although friends had advised the diver to stay in the closet until after the Rio Olympic games in 2016, Matos changed his mind – and came out in a newspaper interview in his home country of Brazil.

Tom Daley’s coming out video has inspired other sports stars to come out of the closet including Thomas Hitzlsperger who came out last week.

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