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Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel win gold!

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Eric Radford has won a World Championship after coming out publicly as gay. He is the first person to do so.

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Openly gay figure skater Eric Radford won the pairs World Championship today with partner Meagan Duhamel. Radford is the first figure skater to win a World Championship after coming out publicly as gay.

Radford tweeted:

From the CBC:

"Some dreams are so big that you can't even imagine them happening and it's all happening right now," said Radford. "I could never have imagined it and I can't tell if it's a dream or reality.

"We've worked so hard to get here and it's amazing."

Thursday's victory capped a perfect season for Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., who have won gold in every event they've entered in 2014-15, including the Grand Prix Final, Four Continents championships and Canadian championships.

Big congratulations to Radford and Duhamel, who bring the gold medal to Canada.

Watch their gold medal-winning free skate here: