Meet Charlotte Deldaele, a 28-year-old professional triathlete from Belgium and Out For The Win ambassador, an organization for LGBTQI-athletes. Together with her wife, Oshin Derieuw, two-time world champion boxing, she aims to normalize LGBTQI-people in sports and empower young women to feel comfortable in their own skin.
"I started training for my first triathlon at the age of 6. My parents have played a paramount role in the development of my sporting career. They both went to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul for kayaking. And after that experience, my father became a triathlon trainer. At the age of 12, I started competing, and when I turned 15, I got admitted to the Top Sports School in Leuven. Here, I’ve passed my most amazing triathlon years!"
"I am very proud to be part of the Out For The Win Team! As a young athlete, I found myself desperately looking for people I could relate to. Without a LGBTQI-role model to look up to, I felt odd and alone. Today, as a member of the OFTW Team, I want to stand for every single girl/woman who needs someone they can relate to, so they can feel comfortable in their own skin and become the best version of themselves!"
"Why I love RectoVerso? As an atlete, my body is my temple, and the way I dress represents my identity. RectoVerso is the first brand that matches 100% with who I am. Strong, feminine and stylish without compromising on quality. On top of that, all styles are very comfortable and stay exactly where you want them during training. My favorite piece is the Black Out legging. It stays perfectly in place, the fabric is super soft and stretchy, and it has a handy side-pocket for your phone or keys - such an important detail!"