Out gay athlete, Eric Radford has won the gold medal for the team figure skating competition. We really tried to pretend that we were at home and we were in training.
Meanwhile, U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon became the first openly LGBTQ American athlete to medal at the Winter Olympics, earning bronze during the same event.
Radford picked up a silver medal in the same event at Sochi 2014, but only came out as gay in an article with Outsports magazine almost a year later. He has since continued to build himself a large social media following with this witty postings and LGBTI advocacy.
"I had never felt compelled to talk about my sexuality before because I believed it was a non-issue", Radford wrote.
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At the time, he said: "I used to joke around that I'm the ultimate pair-boy".
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.
The 33-year-old Radford, who hails from tiny Balmertown, Ontario, celebrated his success with Adam Rippon after the two received their respective medals. "I want to go over to the judges and say, 'Can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?"