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Green Tregaro competes with rainbow fingernails

Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro competes at worlds with rainbow-colored fingernails

Green Tregaro competes with rainbow fingernails

MOSCOW (AP) -- Emma Green Tregaro competed at the world championships with her fingernails painted in the colors of the rainbow, showing support for gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law recently passed in Russia.

The Swedish high jumper posted a picture of her fingers on social media website Instagram, saying "Nails painted in the colors of the rainbow," followed by several hashtags including "#pride" and "#moscow2013."

Swedish sprinter Moa Hjelmer also had her nails painted in the rainbow colors when she ran in the 200-meter heats Thursday morning.

Sweden team spokesman Fredrik Trahn says the federation hasn't discussed the issue. He adds that "it is all up to the athletes."

The anti-gay legislation was signed into law in June and has been criticized by activists around the world.


Updated : 2021-01-27 09:37 GMT+08:00