Canada's Eric Radford, USA's Adam Rippon make important Olympic history

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Rippon's win is particularly enjoyable, as it comes after Fox News' vice president penned an op-ed arguing that the U.S. Olympic team was too gay to win any medals.

Canadian figure skater Eric Radford has won gold at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, making him the first openly gay man to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

In the ongoing PyeongChang games, Radford took home the gold in the team figure skating event, alongside his partner Meagan Duhamel.

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.

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