At 22 years old, Freddie Woodward has made a huge name for himself in the world of competitive diving. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he competed for England in the men’s 3-meter springboard event and won a bronze medal with his diving partner, Nicholas Robinson-Baker. Then, in 2016, he competed in the Rio Summer Olympics 3-meter springboard event but didn’t qualify for the semi-finals.
Woodward is also an active ally for the LGBTQ community. In an interview with Gay Times, Woodward encouraged closeted athletes to come out of the closet.
“I think it’s really important for athletes to be open about their feelings in sport to inspire others. At the end of the day, we’re all people, we’re all the same. I’m proud of the LGBT diving word, in particular, I’m a heterosexual man myself, but there are lots of men in diving I can speak for who are open about their sexual preferences, and they’re comfortable to do so.” he told the magazine.
“The world of diving isn’t judgmental; it’s a really open and friendly community where people have the freedom to be who they are. With the recent events in Orlando, I think it’s really important LGBT representation in sport, and further afield continues to prevail.”
He went on to talk about machismo in sports. “I’m sure the more ‘macho’ side to some sports have been an issue for athletes coming out. In sports, like rugby, I think a problem gay men face is the fact they’re on a team where there will be lots of banter and expectations to conform with ‘lad’ culture. Whereas in diving you’re all mates, but you’re all doing your own thing.”
“I think these are fair concerns for athletes to have, but I also think in this day and age we’re in a much stronger place in society — so although I’m not gay myself, I feel I can still say that I’m confident people could come out earlier on in their career and still be able to compete in exactly the same way.”
While we’re super impressed with Woodward’s athleticism and activism, we’re equally impressed with his dick pic. A photo of the 22-year-old’s boner leaked, and he definitely has a pretty penis.
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