[Duhamel:] “And here we are again today – not only to support going to the Olympics, but to win a medal at the Olympics for the Town of Lively, for Walden and for Walden and for Sudbury.”
Since teaming with Radford in 2010, Duhamel has enjoyed success, including winning national championships in 2012 and 2013, winning at the 2013 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and taking home a bronze medal at the 2013 world championships in London, Ont., in March.
Duhamel said their families have always been there when they needed them, offering support when times were difficult.
“They're the ones who put us on ice; they're the ones who kept us in skating in the times when maybe we wanted to quit or didn't think we could do it,” she said. “They encouraged us to stick with it. So it will be their Olympic moment when we get to go to the Olympics.”
And Duhamel said the pair is doing everything necessary preparing for Sochi.
“We're exactly on track to where we wanted to be entering the Olympic season – as medal contenders for the Olympics,” she said. “We're entering as the third-ranked team in the world. And we want to push the Russians, who are ranked as the No. 1 team.”