February 16, 2018 at 2:32 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Out gold medalist Eric Radford announces retirement

Eric Radford (Photo courtesy of Instagram)

Canadian figure skater Eric Radford, who made history this week as the first out athlete to win gold at the Winter Olympics, has announced his retirement.

Radford, 33, and his figure skating partner Meagan Duhamel, 32, made the announcement after winning bronze in their last competition.

“We couldn’t have asked for more from this competition and from ourselves,” Radford told The Star. “We’re going to be able to retire and always look back on our skating career feeling complete and happy.”

In addition to their Olympics medals, the pair also pulled off the first successful throw quad salchow at the Olympics.

“I couldn’t ask for more in my career. It’s been fun dreaming my wildest dreams and having so many of them come true. Thank you everybody for all of your support,” Radford captioned a photo of himself and Duhamel holding up the Canadian flag.

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