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Vegan Skater Meagan Duhamel Takes Gold at Winter Olympics

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Vegan figure skater Meagan Duhamel has already earned a Gold medal at the Winter Olympics with a solid performance which leaves Canada in top place in the team event.

The seven-time pairs champion secured the win alongside partner Eric Radford. 

They had earlier helped Canada to secure top points at qualification with second place with their short programme.

Final

This meant they were one of the five teams progressing to the final.

Competing again, Duhamel and Radford’s event was first and they performed their long programme in their search for a medal.

The performance was described as ‘flawless’ – apart from a touch down on a particularly challenging move, while other difficult moves were performed to perfection.

‘Felt great’

“It felt great to lay out a solid long program at the Olympics, which we weren’t able to do four years ago. 

“That was a really great skate with a lot of room to improve for Thursday and the individual event,” Duhamel said to Golden Skate website.

Canada also won two of the other three disciplines to place a convincing first.

Last season

This means she just has a short break before she and Radford challenge for a medal in their own event. 

Duhamel, who has been vegan since 2008, has announced that she will be retiring after this season.

She has previously adopted a dog rescued from the South Korean meat trade who lives with her in Toronto.

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