Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford captured bronze in figure skating on Thursday at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The pair won the medal with a combined score of 230.15. Germany’s Bruno Massot and Aliona Savchenko captured gold with a final combined score of 235.90, while China’s Cong Han and Wenjing Sui took home the silver with a score of 235.47.
Duhamel and Radford, who are competing in their final season, scored 153.33 in the free-skating portion of Thursday’s event, performing to Adele’s Hometown Glory.
The two-time world champions were third heading into Thursday after the short program on Wednesday.
“Those four programs this week are exactly along the lines of what we do in training every week,” Duhamel said. “I think we paced our energy very well throughout the week so that we had enough in the tank to give it everything we had today.”
It was an emotional final for the pair as Duhamel appeared to be overcome with emotion, dropping to a knee following their routine.
“That was a better way to end, with an awesome long program. A bronze medal is more than I could ever have hoped for,” Radford said about their upcoming retirement.
It’s Duhamel and Radford‘s second trip to the podium at the 2018 Winter Games after helping fellow skaters win gold in the team event earlier this week.
The bronze gives the pair their third Olympic career medal.
“This is better that anything we could have imagined,” Radford said. “This competition, there were so many good pairs that anything could have happened. So for us to go out and lay it down, it meant so much to us.”
–with files from The Canadian Press
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