Canada's Eric Radford, USA's Adam Rippon make important Olympic history

Canada's Eric Radford, USA's Adam Rippon make important Olympic history

Other social media commentators have since debated whether the sexuality of an athlete has any relevance to their success. Meagan Duhamel, Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue and Gabrielle Daleman were also on the winning squad.

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

Both Radford and Rippon aren't done performing yet.

The pair join openly bisexual Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust, who has won 10 medals including golds from four consecutive Winter Olympics.

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While Team USA's Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon made headlines- Nagasu for becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, Rippon for landing the first medal for a red, white and blue LGBT athlete - it was a Canadian who left the most lasting mark on the ice. NBC commentator Johnny Weir announced that Rippon was the first openly gay athlete from the United States to medal at the Winter Games, according to NBC. "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.

Rippon comments on the post with a series of emojis, including three hearts and two medals.

Their impressive routine early Sunday morning (Feb. 11) was set to Adele's "Hometown Glory".

Radford originally came out in December 2014, a little less than a year after the 2014 Olympics in Sochi concluded. There are 14 publicly out LGBTQ athletes at the 2018 Winter Games, according to Out Sports.

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