Pole Vaulting World Champion Shawn Barber just came out as a gay in a Sunday evening Facebook post.
The Candian athlete won first prize at the 2015 World Championships in Bejing with a record-breaking 5.9-meter jump, and competed in the 2016 world Olympics in Brazil last year.
Barber made the announcement about his sexuality on his Facebook page:
"Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My parents are my greatest support and have helped me through a lot recently. To my friends, you are always my friends and i love you too!"