Canada’s Daleman leads short program at Four Continents
PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of
Canadians took the top two spots Thursday in the Four Continents women’s short program, with Gabrielle Daleman first and Kaetlyn Osmond second at the test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Daleman, from Newmarket, Ont., opened with a triple toe loop-triple toe loop combination at the Gangneung Ice Arena and cleanly landed a triple lutz and a double axel for 68.25 points.
“It was a fight tonight, but I’m happy with what I was able to accomplish and with the overall package,” Daleman said. “It’s been great competing in Korea for my second Four Continents and it is just so motivational and inspiring to compete in the Olympic rink.”
Osmond, of Marystown, N.L., fell on the landing of her double axel and was second with 68.21 points. Elizabet Tursynbaeva of Kazakhstan was third with 66.87.
U.S. champion Karen Chen struggled and was 12th.