Vanessa James and Eric Radford retire from figure skating

Vanessa James and Eric Radford (Twitter)

Vanessa James of Scarborough, Ontario and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Eric Radford of Winnipeg, Manitoba have retired from figure skating according to the Canadian Press on Monday. Radford is 37 years of age and James is 34 years old.

Radford and James together won the bronze medal together in pairs figure skating at the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships in Montpellier, France. They also won the silver medal together at the 2021 Autumn Classic International in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

This is actually the second time that Radford has retired. He initially retired after the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. 

Radford won the Olympic gold medal for Canada with pairs partner Meagan Duhamel of Sudbury, Ontario in the team competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Other Canadian Olympic gold medalists who were part of that team were Patrick Chan of Ottawa, Ontario, Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, Newfoundland, Gabrielle Daleman of Toronto, Ontario, and ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario.

In addition to Olympic gold in the team event, Duhamel and Radford won a silver medal in the team competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and a bronze medal in the pairs competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. They also won two gold medals (2015 and 2016) and two bronze medals (2013 and 2014) at the World Figure Skating Championships.

 

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