Out athlete Eric Radford takes home gold in Winter Olympics first

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The pair impressed the judges at the Gangneung Ice Arena with a routine set to Adele's "Hometown Glory".

It is Canada's 11th medal of the Games and second in figure skating.

Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., executed a lovely quadruple throw Salchow in a virtually clean program, and after they struck what could be their final competitive pose, Duhamel knelt on one knee, overcome by emotion. 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. "Meagan and Eric are classy, they encourage other skaters, and I would say Meagan Duhamel is figure skating's biggest fan". Gone too any doubts they created by blowing up their support team mere months before the Grand Prix circuit kicked off an Olympic year.

Following a bronze win in free skating with partner Meagan Duhamel, Canadian figure skater Eric Radford announced his retirement from competition.

"I don't know if there's been happier bronze medalists", Duhamel said.

China's reigning world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong scored 82.39 points for the flawless skate to Canadian k.d. lang's version of "Hallelujah". The Germans, skating their long program before Canada, managed what would be the top mark of the day, vaulting them into first with 159.31 points in the free skate. 'I said I want to go out there and I want to skate really strong.

The successful quad throw wasn't the only history made by Radford.

"We saved the best for last", Radford said.

Watch Rippon's performance on the tweet below.

"People thought. that we were insane to do that entire team event", Duhamel said.

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