Duhamel and Radford win Olympic bronze in pairs figure skating

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford (Wikimedia Commons)

Meagan Duhamel of Sudbury, Ontario and Eric Radford of Winnipeg, Manitoba might have competed in their final figure skating competition on Thursday. If they did, Duhamel and Radford will go out as Olympic bronze medalists in the pairs.

Duhamel and Radford posted an overall score of 230.15 total points at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.  They beat out Evgenia Tarasova and the Vladimir Morozov of the Olympic Athletes from Russia by 5.22 points. Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany won the gold medal with 235.9 points. Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China won the silver medal with 235.47 points.

Tarasova and Morozov finished off the medal podium even though they were second after the short program. Tarasova and Morozov made numerous mistakes that allowed them to be passed by not only Savchenko and Massot, but Duhamel and Radford as well.

Duhamel and Radford did not skate clean. They made one mistake as Duhamel had a touch down on their side-by-side jumps. But that was their only error, in what was otherwise a strong performance.

Duhamel and Radford now have an Olympic medal of every colour. They won the silver medal in the team competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and a gold medal in the team competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.



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