Out athlete Eric Radford takes home gold in Winter Olympics first

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

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

Radford, along with his team skate partner Meagan Duhamel, represented Canada well and ultimately earned 73 points in their Team Free skate competition.

When we first introduced you to Eric Radford, we shared that he was yet another openly gay athlete going to the Winter Olympics.

Meanwhile, Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst won silver in her 3,000-meter race, narrowly losing out on gold by just.08 seconds, while Swedish ice hockey player Emilia Andersson Ramboldt played 21 minutes to help her team best Japan in a 2-1 opener.

The 33-year-old, who also used Hometown Glory to win gold at the 2016 World Championships, posted on Twitter about breaking this huge barrier at the Pyeongchang Games.

Radford was part of the Canadian figure skating team's win in the mixed team final.

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

This isn't the first Olympic medal for Radford.

Both Radford and Rippon aren't done performing yet.

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. They each will perform another routine, Radford for the pairs tournament while Rippon in the men's singles event. 'I said I want to go out there and I want to skate really strong.

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