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Eric Radford

Olympics: Figure Skating-Team Pairs Short Program
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Eric Radford

Eric Radford
  • Birth date 1/27/1985
  • Birthplace Winnipeg
  • Hometown Montreal, Quebec
  • Residence Montreal
  • Height/Weight 6'2"/ 194 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Eric Radford started skating when he was 7 years old, and competed in men’s singles as well as pairs early in his career. After trying three different partners, in 2010, Radford teamed up with Meagan Duhamel, who describes them as “skating soulmates.” They quickly established themselves as one of Canada’s top pairs, and broke out on the world stage when they won bronze at the 2013 World Championships. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, they won a silver medal in the team event with the Canadian skaters, but finished seventh in the pairs competition. In the season after Sochi, Duhamel and Radford triumphed with a perfect season of seven gold medals, including at the 2014 Grand Prix Final and 2015 World Championships. In the midst of their undefeated season, Radford decided to publically come out as gay in an interview with Out Sports. He is the first openly gay skater to win a medal at the world championships.

Duhamel and Radford repeated as world champions in 2016.

In the pre-Olympic season, Duhamel and Radford won both of their Grand Prix assignments and came away with a bronze at the exclusive Grand Prix Final. They won their sixth national title in 2017, surpassing any other Canadian pair. They won a silver medal at the 2017 Four Continents Championships, held at the venue that will host the 2018 Olympic figure skating events. To wrap up their season, Duhamel and Radford finished seventh at the world championships, despite competing through Radford’s injuries, which included a herniated disc and hip pain.

Duhamel and Radford began their 2018 Olympic season with a victory at the Autumn Classic. Then, they won Skate Canada and earned a bronze medal at Skate America. They stood on the podium with bronze medals at the Grand Prix Final. In January, they won their seventh national title.
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Getting to know Eric Radford

1

Broke his nose during the short program at the 2011 World Championships when Duhamel elbowed him in the face

2

Composed fellow Canadian skater Patrick Chan’s free skate music for the 2016-17 season, called “A Journey”

3

Expects PyeongChang to be his final Olympic Games

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