Eric Radford takes gold and Adam Rippon bronze in team skating

Doug Mendoza
February 14, 2018

Eric Radford skated with partner Meagan Duhamel for Canada on the weekend, while Adam Rippon skated solo for the us this morning.

Canadian Eric Radford has made history as the first openly gay athlete to win gold at the Winter Olympics.

Meagan Duhamel, a vegan figure skater, has landed herself a gold medal at this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Both men are openly gay, and are each trailblazers in their country for representing LGBT athletes. He and partner Meagan Duhamel took the top spot in the pairs free skate program with their show-stopping routine set to Adele's "Hometown Glory".

US skater Adam Rippon, who is the first openly gay athlete to be selected for the US Winter Olympics team, meanwhile won bronze in the same event at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

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But don't worry fans, they're apparently compensating the lack of sexy lift with an edited, more dramatic ending to their routine. Nothing was quite as heartwarming as Olympic figure skater - and gold medallist - Meghan Duhamel's reaction to her team's win.

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That high point score earned the two the gold while the Russian team got silver with 66 points and the United States team received bronze with 62 points. He has since continued to build himself a large social media following with this witty postings and LGBTI advocacy.

Radford originally came out in December 2014, a little less than a year after the 2014 Olympics in Sochi concluded.

But he couldn't end the post without making a sly dig at notoriously anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence.

After the event, he said, 'I don't think I've ever been so nervous at 10 a.m.in my life, ' reports USA Today. "I want to go over to the judges and say, 'Can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?"

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