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Duhamel, Radford win pairs short at Canadian championship

The Canadian Press

1/11/2014 1:06:25 AM

OTTAWA -- Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the pairs short in a tight battle with Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch. The two pairs teams earned the only standing ovations of the night at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., scored 75.8 points in the pairs short to edge Moore-Towers, from St. Catharines, Ont., and Toronto's Moscovitch (64.96.) Paige Lawrence of Kennedy, Sask., and Rudy Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., score 61.67 for third.

Canada, which will name its Olympic figure skating team Sunday, has three Sochi Olympic berths in men's singles, ice dance and pairs, and two berths in women's singles.