Osmond places 11th at worlds in Japan
Kaetlyn Osmond finished the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in 11th place overall.
It was the second time the 18-year-old Marystown native competed in women’s singles at the event, which was held this week in Japan.
Osmond scored 107.72 in her free skate Saturday morning local time to give her a total 170.64 for the competition.
Mao Asada of Japan was first after a record-setting short program (78.66) Thursday at the World Championships. Asada went on to win her third title Saturday, posting 216.69 points, 9.19 ahead of second place finisher Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia. Carolina Kostner of Italy won the bronze with a total of 203.83 points.
Olympic gold medallist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia didn’t compete at the worlds.
Kaetlyn’s short score was 62.92, good for to eighth place among the 33 skaters. The twotime defending Canadian women’s figure skating champion finished eighth at last year’s worlds as well.
Her teammate Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ontario, was 14th Thursday with 55.72, and finished the event in 13th, posting a 164.78 combined score.
Montreal’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won a pairs bronze medal at the world championships Thursday. Duhamel and Radford were third with 210.84 points, edging teammates Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto in fourth.
Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won the gold, claiming their fifth title in the event they have dominated since 2008.
Canadian Women’s Figure Skating Champion Kaetlyn Osmond displays her thrill over her second trip to the World Figure Skating Championships in Japan.