These hockey players are the first same-sex married couple to win gold at Olympics

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh made sports history on Friday (19 August) when they became the first same-sex couple to win gold medals at the Summer Olympics.

The couple were part of the 19-strong Great Britain field hockey team that defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in Rio de janiero.

They were already the first same-sex married couple will compete in the Olympics.

The two have been teammates for almost two decades and became a couple at around the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and won a bronze medal together at London 2012.

They got married three years ago and the entire squad were invited to the reception.

‘We just clicked and developed a deep emotional connection,’ Kate told Gay Star News in July. ‘We have similar values and morals, even though we’re opposite in lots of other ways.’

This has been reposted from Gay Star News.