Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford have won a bronze medal in pairs figure skating at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.
After a nearly flawless skate to Adele’s Hometown Glory, Duhamel of Lively, Ontario, and Radford of Winnipeg certainly made their hometowns and the entire nation proud.
— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) February 15, 2018
German pair Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot clinched the gold with a surprising finish.
Reigning world champions and gold medal favourites from China, Wenjing Sui and Cong Han, clinched silver after a choppy final skate.
Along with their bronze medal, Duhamel and Radford are coming home decorated with a gold as well after their win in team figure skating.
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 15, 2018
However, this is the first Olympic medal for the Canadian pair in an individual competition. It also happens to be Canada’s first medal in Olympic pairs since duo Jamie Sale and David Pelletier won gold at Salt Lake City 2002.
Today’s figure skating win places Canada in fifth place in the medal rankings, based on total gold medals won. It is the country’s fourth bronze medal so far.