Eric Radford takes gold and Adam Rippon bronze in team skating

Eric Radford takes gold and Adam Rippon bronze in team skating

LGBTQ athletes competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics had a strong showing during the first weekend of the Games.

Canada's triumph makes Radford the first openly gay athlete to win a gold medal at the winter Olympics.

"#Olympics #outandproud", Radford tweeted in a response to a tweet saying he was the first openly gay man to ever win a gold medal at the Winter Games.

Rippon came out in 2015, and won the USA championships. "Or maybe they just want to get out of their own small town and do something in the world", continued Radford, who skates with Sudbury's Duhamel.

An Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation squad of Alina Zagitova, Ekaterina Bobrova, Mikhail Kolyada, Vladimir Morozov, Evgenia Medvedeva, Natalya Zabiyako, Aleksandr Enbert, Evgenia Tarasova and Dmitri Soloviev won silver at the event on Monday, while Team USA claimed the bronze medal.

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"I had never felt compelled to talk about my sexuality before because I believed it was a non-issue", Radford wrote.

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.

Radford took to social media to celebrate his win.

British author and LGBT rights activist Greg Hogben replied: "I understand what you're saying, but I think the historic first of a positive role model for LGBT kids should be recognized and celebrated".

Radford, a pairs skater, took gold, while Rippon, a men's singles skater, took bronze.

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