COC Photo: Greg Kolz

Duhamel, Radford Rally to World Bronze

Meagan Duhamel (Lively, ON) and Eric Radford (Balmerton, ON) had a goal in mind for the 2013 Figure Skating World Championships in London, ON and they achieved it today after two well-executed performance netted them a bronze medal – their first at a world championships.

“It’s the most surreal and unbelievable moment in our lives,” said Duhamel. “It’s something very special that we’ll have with us forever. For it to happen in Canada tops it all off.”

The Canadian champs finished third in the free skate porting of the competition on Friday after finishing in second place in the short program and accumulated a combined score of 204.56.

Not far behind in fourth place with 199.50 points stood the team of Kirsten Moore-Towers (St. Catharines) and Dylan Moscovitch (Toronto, ON) . Two top-five finishes, guaranteeing three spots in the pairs event for Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

The bronze medal also marks Canada’s first podium finish at Worlds since 2008, when the team of Jessica Dube (Varennes, QC) and Bryce Davidson (Huntsville, ON) finished third.