Eric Radford

Eric Radford Just Won Another Medal… And Then Retired?!

Eric Radford is one of only four openly gay male athletes who participated at the Winter Olympics this year, and he’s been representing both Canada and gay men very well.

A few days ago, we shared with you that Radford and his pairs skate partner Meagan Duhamel had won the gold medal for the team event. Now, we’re happy to share with you that Radford won another medal.

Radford and Duhamel won bronze for the individual competition of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

But, it seems that Radford wants to end on a high-note as he’s announced his retirement.

“It’s the sweetest (ending) it could possibly be right now,” he told the National Post.

“I don’t think that there’s any better way.”

“We were saying backstage… you really just want to end on a really nice note.

“That’s a small goal we have.”

He later tweeted out a goodbye to sport.

Canadian Figure Skater Eric Radford Took Home The Gold

We have even more exciting news to share with you all concerning openly gay athletes and Olympics Medals.

We shared with you earlier that Adam Rippon had earned a bronze medal for his solo run, and now it seems another gay athlete took home the gold.

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

Radford, along with his team skate partner Meagan Duhamel, represented Canada well and ultimately earned 73 points in their Team Free skate competition.

That high point score earned the two the gold while the Russian team got silver with 66 points and the US team received bronze with 62 points.

Now, not only is this Eric Radford’s first time going to the Winter Olympics as an openly gay man, but this win makes him the first openly gay athlete to receive a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

Congratulations Radford!