Skater from Canada has become the first openly gay, won an Olympic gold medal

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Skater Eric Radford who plays for the national team Canadians became the first openly gay winner gold medal at the winter Olympics.

In Twitter the athlete wrote that he was proud of his victory, and Instagram there was his picture with Adam Rippon, figure skater and bronze medalist of the Olympic games — the first openly gay person from the United States to win a medal at the winter Games. «Proud to wear these medals and show the world what we can do.»— reads the caption to the picture, which is smile two completely happy and successful person who has reached the heights of the profession.

Eric Radford competed in Pyeongchang in team skating tournament together with his partner meagan Duhamel. The pair performed a beautiful room to the song Hometown Glory by British singer Adele.

The head of the athletes ‘ Commission of the International Olympic Committee Angelo Ruggiero called the victory of canadian «inspiring», because it maintains the fundamental principle of adoption on a global scale.

The world’s first open gay athlete, who managed to take gold at the summer Olympics, became the Matthew Mitcham — Australian diver and medalist of the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. He also noted the victory of Radford on Twitter, writing that one of the things that makes him happy is to see athletes that are part of the LGBT community, win an Olympic medal.