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Openly Gay Figure Skaters Eric Radford, Adam Rippon Medal At Winter Olympics

Openly Gay Figure Skaters Eric Radford, Adam Rippon Medal At Winter Olympics

US skater Adam Rippon, who is the first openly gay athlete to be selected for the US Winter Olympics team, meanwhile won bronze in the same event at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

History was made in PyeongChang when Canadian figure skater Eric Radford and United States skater Adam Rippon became the first openly gale male Winter Olympic medalists.

Not just bullying but people who just thought I couldn't make it, people in skating who don't like how Meagan and I skate, people who say we don't deserve the marks we get.

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

Rippon's win is particularly enjoyable, as it comes after Fox News' vice president penned an op-ed arguing that the U.S. Olympic team was too gay to win any medals.

Adam Rippon - who is also openly gay - was part of an American squad that included: Chris Knierim, Alex Shibutani, Mirai Nagasu, Nathan Chen, Bradie Tennell, Maia Shibutani and Alexa Scimeca Knierim.

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Other social media commentators have since debated whether the sexuality of an athlete has any relevance to their success.

"The Opening Ceremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way!"

Both men are openly gay, and are each trailblazers in their country for representing LGBT athletes.

"You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?"

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.

At the time, he said: "I used to joke around that I'm the ultimate pair-boy".


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