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Judith Arndt first out lesbian to medal in London Olympics

BY NATASHA BARSOTTI – German cyclist Judith Arndt became the first out lesbian to win a medal at the London Games, winning silver in the time trials Aug 1.

"I'm really happy with the silver medal. Of course, my goal was to win gold, but if you would have asked me yesterday, I would have named Kristin [Armstrong] as favourite for today," Arndt said, according to

Armstrong, an American, won gold in the event, while Russian Olga Zabelinskaya took bronze.

Arndt, who is one of at least 23 openly gay athletes at the Summer Games, is competing in her fifth Olympics.

The German now turns her focus to the team pursuit event today.

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