The British team of Tom Daley and Matty Lee narrowly won the 10-meter synchronized diving competition on July 26 at the Tokyo Olympics, upsetting favored China and keeping the diving powerhouse from any chance of a golden sweep, CBS News noted.
Daley is adding gold to his household. His American husband, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, won an Oscar in 2008 for the film Milk, which stars Sean Penn as the late politician/activist Harvey Milk.
The couple married in 2017 and had their first child, a son, the following year. Black celebrated his husband's win on social media by posting, "No words! So so many tears! @TomDaley1994 you're an OLYMPIC CHAMPION! Congratulations Tom and @MattyLee!" (Note: Lee's Twitter account actually is @MattyDiver.)
"I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion," said Daley, according to NBC Philadelphia. "And I feel very empowered by that because when I was younger, I thought I was never going to be anything, or achieve anything, because of who I was, and to be an Olympic champion now just shows that you can achieve anything."
Daley won bronze in 10-meter synchro with a different partner in 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, and bronze in individual 10-meter diving in 2012 at the London Games.