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Historisk transperson kan släcka Sveriges dröm

Kanadas Adriana Leon, till vänster, och Quinn firar ett mål mot Storbritannien i OS-gruppspelet.
Kanadas Adriana Leon, till vänster, och Quinn firar ett mål mot Storbritannien i OS-gruppspelet. Foto: Fernando Vergara/AP/TT

Den första OS-medaljen är unik.

Den andra kan vara nog så speciell.

25-åriga Quinn blir i och med Kanadas fotbollsframgångar den första öppet icke-binära idrottaren att nå en olympisk prispall.

När Kanadas damlandslag tog OS-brons 2016 fanns Quinn med i truppen. Men det var först fyra år senare som mittfältaren, som första elitspelare i världen, kom ut som transperson och icke-binär.

Att Kanada redan säkrat minst ett OS-silver inför fredagens final mot Sverige innebär därför något historiskt: Quinn blir den första transpersonen, som kommit ut, som tar en OS-medalj.

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