Kate­lyn Os­mond ad­vances to ISU Grand Prix

Ac­com­plish­ment puts her in elite group of Cana­dian skaters

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - HOCKEY BY COLIN FAR­RELL

Kaet­lyn Os­mond is cel­e­brat­ing an ac­com­plish­ment that only three others in Cana­dian Women’s Fig­ure Skat­ing have be­fore.

Her sec­ond place fin­ish at the 2016 Audi Cup of China puts Os­mond in an elite group of just four skaters from this coun­try to have ad­vanced to the fi­nals of the ISU Grand Prix.

“It’s in­cred­i­ble,” she told The South­ern Gazette. “I still can’t be­lieve that I’ve made it and to be amongst the other top skaters, and the other top Cana­dian skaters that have made it in the past is an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing.”

The others be­fore her in­clude Joan­nie Ro­chette, Cyn­thia Pha­neuf and Josée Chouinard.

With a fi­nal score of 196, the 20- year old Marys­town na­tive said she is pleased with her per­for­mance.

“I am ob­vi­ously su­per thrilled with get­ting an­other silver medal this year and mak­ing it to the fi­nal is also in­cred­i­ble,” she said. “I wish I had skated a lit­tle bit bet­ter, I wasn’t too pleased with my skate, but I am glad I get an­other shot in a cou­ple weeks.”

Os­mond said she is look­ing for­ward to have the op­por­tu­nity to travel to France.

“It is an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity for me,” she said.

Os­mond, who set sev­eral per­sonal bests in her last com­pe­ti­tion, , “At the last com­pe­ti­tion I made a few costly mis­takes so I didn’t get a per­sonal best, but I am glad I get an­other chance.”

To see Os­mond skate, go to: https:// www. youtube. com/ watch? v= IFc­n­wLM4fe0

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