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History has just been made for the LGBTQ community in Pyeongchang. Canadian Eric Radford became the first openly gay Olympic athlete to win gold at the Winter Games — winning alongside partner, and fellow Canuck, Meagan Duhamel.


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In the team figure skating event, Radford — who hails from Balmertown, Ontario — and Duhamel performed a stunning routine set to Adele's song "Hometown Glory."

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This isn't Radford's first time at the in the big leagues. He competed in the 2014 Sochi Games, helping Team Canada win the silver medal in the process. At that time, he wasn't out — it wasn't until later that year he told the world he was gay.

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So far, there has only been one other openly gay athlete to win a gold medal. That honor belongs to Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, who came in first during the 10-meter platform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.


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