When we first introduced you to Eric Radford, we shared that he was yet another openly gay athlete going to the Winter Olympics.
"This is fantastic! I literally feel like I might explode with pride", Radford wrote on Twitter after winning the gold.
"So proud to be wearing these medals and showing the world what we can do!"
Others have congratulated the duo, describing their success as 'absolutely incredible'.
After coming out in 2014, Radford worked with the Canadian Olympic Committee on their #OneTeam initiative, developed to reach one million youth in one year by sending Olympians into schools to talk about LGBT issues.
Decades prior, at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck in 1976, British skater John Curry also won a figure skating gold, but his sexuality was not made public until he was outed by a German newspaper later that year. "I'll be fine.' But I kept it together", he said. Radford, a pairs skater, took gold, while Rippon, a men's singles skater, took bronze.