15/02/2018 11:11 PM AEDT

Popular Skating Duo Pulls Off Historic Move At Winter Olympics

Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took a big risk and it paid off.

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Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel compete in the pair skating free skating.

Canadian figure-skating duo Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford went out in style at the Winter Olympics on Thursday.

The two cleanly landed the first throw quad salchow in Olympic history during the pairs free skate figure skating, NBC Sports reported.

The difficult maneuver enabled the two-time world champions to earn bronze as they presumably finished their Olympic careers.

Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany took gold with a record 159.31 points in the pairs free skate, and Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China won silver.

Duhamel and Radford previously helped Canada win gold in the team event and took silver as part of the team competition at the Sochi Games.

Duhamel said their performances in Pyeongchang, South Korea, “just perfectly wrapped up my skating career and my skating journey. I feel so complete right now. I feel like I‘m going to be happy for the rest of my life.”