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Duhamel and Radford win silver at ISU Four Continents competition

World champions land impressive triple twist, finish with 212.23 points
Pairs figure-skating champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, seen in this 2010 file photo when they first started skating together, won the silver medal on Saturday at the ISU Four Continents figure skating competition. File photo.

World champions Meagan Duhamel of Lively and her partner Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont. captured the silver medal on Saturday at the ISU Four Continents figure skating competition in Gangneung, South Korea.

In pairs, Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China took the gold with 225.03 points. Duhamel and Radford followed at 212.23 and Ilyushechkina and Moscovitch were third at 205.31.

Duhamel and Radford started their free skate with an impressive triple twist but their side-by-side, throw quad Salchow and throw triple Lutz were not as smooth.

‘’It was one of those fighting skates for us which has been a theme for us this season,’’ said Radford. ‘’But considering how we were feeling coming into this long program we are both very proud of ourselves and did some pretty good things.

‘’It’s always an up and down through the season and we’ll take this as a step up towards the world championships in March.’’

Competition ends Sunday morning with the men’s free program.