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Duhamel and Radford take bronze at worlds

Duhamel and Radford take bronze at worlds

By Asif Hossain

Olympic figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the bronze medal at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday in Saitama, Japan.

In second place heading into the free skate, Duhamel and Radford finished with total score of 210.84. Their season’s best score landed them a World Championship podium place for the second straight year. The pair finished third in London, Ontario in 2013.

Duhamel and Radford won a silver medal at Sochi 2014 in the team event before finishing seventh in the Olympic pairs competition.

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Fellow Canadians Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch ended up in fourth place for the second consecutive World Championships on the strength of a strong free skate delivering a final score of 205.52. They were sixth following the short program. Like Duhamel and Radford, they too were a part of the historic first Olympic team silver medal at Sochi.

Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers were 12th with a score of 168.88.

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy – two-time Olympic bronze medallists from Germany – won gold for their fifth World Championship title. Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia matched their Sochi silver medal with another at the worlds.

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