Posted: Friday October 25, 2013 4:50 PM

Canadians Duhamel, Radford top Skate Canada pairs

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SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) - Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the pairs short program Friday in Skate Canada, performing to a song Radford wrote after the death of coach Paul Wirtz.

Duhamel and Radford earned 69.57 points. Italy's Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek were second at 69.38, and China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong followed at 69.02.

Duhamel and Radford, third last spring in the world championships, won despite Duhamel stumbling out of her triple Lutz and putting a hand down on the throw triple Lutz.

The Canadians skated to ''Tribute,'' which Radford, a pianist who studied at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, wrote a day after Wirtz died of cancer in 2006.

 
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