Winter Olympics 2018: Canada figure skaters earn bronze in mixed pairs

Team Canada had a strong showing in the pairs free skate with three different duos competing for podium spots at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and it was Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford who earned the bronze.

Winter Olympics 2018: Canada figure skaters earn bronze in mixed pairs

Winter Olympics 2018: Canada figure skaters earn bronze in mixed pairs

After the short program during Tuesday's coverage, Duhamel and Radford, who helped Canada win gold in the team event, entered Wednesday in third with a 76.82 score from the short program. Teammates Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau qualified 12th while Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro were 13th with a score of 65.68.

Duhamel and Radford delivered for Team Canada with a 153.33 score in the free skate. They earned a combined score of 230.15, moving the duo to second just behind Germany's Bruno Massot and Aljona Savchenko, who had a score of 235.90 (short program: 76.59, free skate: 159.31). The Germany duo earned the highest score ever recorded in pairs free skate.

Canada fell to third place after China's performance from Sui Wenjing and Han Cong scored a 235.47 (short program: 82.39, free skate: 153.08), but Duhamel and Radford were able to hold on to give Canada its 11th medal of the Pyeongchang Games.

Seguin and Bilodeau finished ninth with a score of 204.02 (short program: 67.52, free skate:136.50) while teammates Marinaro and Moore-Towers skated to a 198.11 (short program: 65.68, free skate: 132.43) and placed 11th.

Americans Alexa Knierim and Chris Knierim, a husband and wife duo, competed in the mixed pairs event and scored a disappointing 184.92 (short program: 65.55, free skate: 120.27) with two falls that hurt their score. The duo finished 15th out of 22 competitors.


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