Eric Radford- Chucks World Podcast
Chuck Bastie interviews skater Eric Radford, about his participation
on CBC TV’s “Battle Of The Blades”, as well as his reasons for choosing Egale Canada as his charity of choice! Chuck also chats with Helen Kennedy, the Executive Director of Egale Canada about the wonderful partnership with Eric!
The Manitoba-born figure skater is a three-time Olympic games medalist and has won multiple other titles with his skating partner Meagan Duhamel. Radford is the only openly gay male to have won an Olympic Games gold medal.
He is an advocate for the Canadian Olympic committee’s #OneTeam initiative, which supports LGBTQ inclusion and promotion in the sport.
Inspired by skaters such as Kurt Browning in the early 1990’s, Radford began skating at the age of eight. He moved away from home at the age of 14 to pursue his figure skating career, and hasn’t looked back since. He is a back-to-back world champion (2015 and 2016) and in 2018, he and Duhamel became the first pair to successfully complete a quadruple throw jump at any Winter Olympic competition.
Radford is competing with Amanda Kessel as his partner. He is skating for Egale — an organization dedicated to improving the lives of all LGBTQI2S people.
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