Gay Canadian figure skater Eric Radford creates history at the Winter Olympics

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Out gay athlete, Eric Radford has won the gold medal for the team figure skating competition.

"So proud that @Adaripp [Rippon] and I get to wear these medals and show the world what we can do", Radford tweeted Monday.

"This is wonderful! I literally feel like I might explode with pride".

Radford took to social media to celebrate his win.

We shared with you earlier that Adam Rippon had earned a bronze medal for his solo run, and now it seems another gay athlete took home the gold. Eric Radford skated with partner Meagan Duhamel for Canada on the weekend, while Adam Rippon skated solo for the United States of America this morning.

"The Opening Ceremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way!"

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"I feel incredibly honoured to be here in Korea competing for the U.S. and I'm so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this awesome guy". Rippon and Kenworthy have been outspoken in their criticism of Vice President Mike Pence's role in the Winter Olympics.

Both men are openly gay, and are each trailblazers in their country for representing LGBT athletes.

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

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 wouldn't go out of my way to meet somebody like that".

At the time, he said: "I used to joke around that I'm the ultimate pair-boy".

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