The USA's Adam Rippon congratulates with Canada's Eric Radford as they both won medals at the Winter Olynpics.
The USA's Adam Rippon congratulates with Canada's Eric Radford as they both won medals at the Winter Olynpics.

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

33-year-old Radford and his partner Meagan Duhamel won the team figure skating medal for their free skate to “Hometown Glory” by Adele.

This historic moment follows the first ever openly gay athlete to win gold during the summer Olympics when Australian diver, Matthew Mitcham received the honour at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

“This is amazing! I literally feel like I might explode with pride. #Olympics #outandproud,” Radford tweeted about his historic win.

Radford also celebrated with Adam Rippon who contributed to Team USA’s bronze medal win for team figure skating.

“So proud to be wearing these medals and showing the world what we can do! #Represent,” Radford captioned a photo of them both along with a rainbow flag.