Caitlyn Jenner Former athlete honoured at ESPYs

The Olympic gold medalist was giving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the awards ceremony which held on Wednesday, July 15 in Los Angeles

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  play A tearful Caitlyn Jenner receiving his award (ABC)
  play Caitlyn Jenner was a gold winning decathlete athlete in the 1976 Olympic Games (ABC via Getty Images)
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Former American track and field athlete, Caitlyn Jenner formerly known as Bruce has been honoured with an award at the 2015 ESPYs.

The Olympic gold medalist was giving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the awards ceremony which held on Wednesday, July 15 in Los Angeles.

She received a standing ovation as she made a way to the stage to receive the award where she made her first public appearance after her gender tranistion.

Caitlyn could not hold back his tears as she received the awards in front of her family which include her mother, sister, her children and the famous Kardashian step sons.

"The biggest fear in Caitlyn Jenner coming out was I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all my family and my kids," Caitlyn said.

  play The Kardashian sisters were present to support their former step dad at the ESPYs (WireImage)

 

"I'm so, so grateful to have all of you in my life. Thank you,' she said wiping away a tear as her voice broke."

Caitlyn is getting into her woman element as she was donned in a white custom Versace gown.

"This transition has been harder on me than anything I could have imagined," Caitlyn revealed.

"Trans people deserve something vital,' she said. 'They deserve your respect."

In her former gender as a man named Bruce Jenner, a decathlete, won the gold medal in the men's decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and setting a world record

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