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Eric Radford: The First Openly Gay Man To Win A Gold Medal
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In modern Olympics history, no openly gay athlete had ever won a gold medal until Eric Radford did so this week. The 33-year-old Radford earned the gold medal in Team Figure Skating in Pyeongchang along with his partner, Meagan Duhamel. Adam Rippon (who was the first openly gay athlete to ever be named to the US Winter Olympics team) took home the bronze medal.

"This is amazing! I literally feel like I might explode with pride," Radford told the Twitter world. He and Duhamel won the gold for Canada while skating to Adele's Hometown Glory.

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