Gay Olympic medalists pose for picture and send message

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Radford, 33, and his partner Meagan Duhamel won the medal for team figure skating for their free skate to "Hometown Glory" by Adele. We really tried to pretend that we were at home and we were in training.

Alongside him on the podium was Team USA's Adam Rippon, 28, who won bronze in the same event.

When we first introduced you to Eric Radford, we shared that he was yet another openly gay athlete going to the Winter Olympics.

"I had never felt compelled to talk about my sexuality before because I believed it was a non-issue", Radford wrote.

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.

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Others have congratulated the duo, describing their success as 'absolutely incredible'.

Adam - who became the first ever openly gay man from the United States to qualify for the Winter Olympics earlier this year - had some choice words about Donald Trump's second in command during a recent interview.

Radford was part of the Canadian figure skating team's win in the mixed team final. "I'll be fine.' But I kept it together", he said.

British author and LGBT rights activist Greg Hogben replied: "I understand what you're saying, but I think the historic first of a positive role model for LGBT kids should be recognized and celebrated".

Radford will compete again in the pairs tournament, while Rippon will perform another men's single.

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