Australian boxer Harry Garside confirmed off painted fingernails following his quarter-final victory on the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, saying that he wished to “break stereotypes”.
The 24-year-old, who’s a licensed plumber and has used ballet dancing to enhance his boxing, is assured bronze, turning into Australia’s first Olympic boxing medallist in 33 years.
After defeating Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin on cut up factors of their light-weight bout, he took off his gloves to point out white-painted fingernails.
Every white nail had a special slither of color that appeared to symbolize a rainbow.
“I received these at present. I simply need to break stereotypes, to be trustworthy. I’m a giant one for that,” he defined.
“There’s lots of people on the market who really feel like they need to be one thing as a result of they’re a male or a feminine.
“I’m all about simply being totally different.” Garside mentioned that “I used to be going to put on a costume to the opening ceremony”. “However I didn’t need to offend anybody,” the boxer added.
“I really feel like some folks may take it the mistaken manner, so that is my manner of showcasing one thing.”
Garside fights Cuba’s Andy Cruz in Friday’s light-weight semi-final.