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euterpe
12-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Really? If both have a clean short, Osmond is almost certain to have at least a 5 point lead over Lacoste. And Lacoste isn't even consistent on the harder triples. I think it's a pretty done deal.

Lacoste's personal best SP is 57 and change; nationally, she's never quite reached 55. Given that Osmond was scored 66.73 for her SP at Challenge, I'd expect a 15-point or more gap between Osmond and Lacoste after the SP.

Habs
12-18-2012, 01:27 AM
Really? If both have a clean short, Osmond is almost certain to have at least a 5 point lead over Lacoste. And Lacoste isn't even consistent on the harder triples. I think it's a pretty done deal.

:huh:
I'm not sure what your post has to do with mine.

I'm excited about the ladies event because for the first time in a long time, there are some girls up from junior with real potential, showing they're ready to fight for it.

algonquin
12-18-2012, 01:45 AM
I'm excited about the ladies event because for the first time in a long time, there are some girls up from junior with real potential, showing they're ready to fight for it. Good news! :P

Emdee
12-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Gabby Daleman skated at the Celebration onIce show and she is a lively skater with a lot of spunk. Doesnt have Kaetlyn's elegance but I am sure she can acquire more finesse.

clarie
12-18-2012, 01:54 PM
Good to know Emdee. It seems like Canadian ladies are indeed making an effort. I'll be watching with interest for the first time in a few years. Looking forward to it actually which says a lot.

spikydurian
12-25-2012, 12:16 AM
I just watched Kaitlyn's Canadian National 2012 vid and her recent Skate Canada vid. Her improvement is obvious. Looking forward to seeing her grow.

hohoho
01-14-2013, 12:36 AM
Good luck to Osmond and the rest of the skaters at Nationals this week.

TheIronLady
01-14-2013, 12:52 AM
Why do the threads about Canadian ladies always have "hope" in them? Canada never seems to get tired of hoping.

Emdee
01-14-2013, 01:17 AM
Why do the threads about Canadian ladies always have "hope" in them? Canada never seems to get tired of hoping.

We Canadians believe in the traditional virtues of faith, hope and charity!

Rock2
01-14-2013, 01:47 AM
But we have only one ladies spot - I presume they will send the Canadian champion?



That used to be the case until 1996 when Jennifer Robinson won over Josee at Nats and was automatically sent to worlds where she bombed.
IIRC, SC implemented a rule after those nationals whereby the National champ automatically gets sent to worlds if there are two or three spots to fill. If there is only one then the federation considers the last 12-15 months (I forget how long) to send the skater with the best body of work. Had they applied that rule in 1996, Josee would have gone to worlds based on her Gold and Bronze on the GP. They HAD to send JRo.

So now you have Katelyn who medalled at last year's nats, finished 10th at JW and then two golds this fall. She's done enough. She's going to London barring some sort of disaster this week.

PS I think the USFSA determines its selections similarly.

Rock2
01-14-2013, 01:51 AM
Katelyn's development over the past 12 months is dramatic. Skating skills are the only major thing that needs a lot of work and that's just a matter of time.

My :sekret: told me that some judges after the challenge event had considered giving her 10s in PCS. They felt they could rationalize it.

As much as many people would like to think otherwise, we have a real, exceptional, marketable talent on our hands. There is no limit to what she'll be able to do as it stands now. SC knows this.

Rock2
01-14-2013, 02:00 AM
Oh yeah, plus Katelyn is the only senior lady who has a World's qualifying score

TheIronLady
01-14-2013, 02:05 AM
...As much as many people would like to think otherwise, we have a real, exceptional, marketable talent on our hands. There is no limit to what she'll be able to do as it stands now. SC knows this.

If she is as amazing as your post suggests, she should find a way to at least win the Canadian title. That is hardly a sky high benchmark to meet. If she loses it, then the truth may be less rosy.

geoskate
01-14-2013, 06:06 AM
Why do the threads about Canadian ladies always have "hope" in them? Canada never seems to get tired of hoping.

Do I infer from this that you consider hoping to be a negative trait? If so, I think that's rather sad.

I'd consider hoping to see the best from any skater to be a strongly positive trait. If it really is a national trait, than all the better, IMO.

TheIronLady
01-14-2013, 06:09 AM
Do I infer from this that you consider hoping to be a negative trait? If so, I think that's rather sad.

I'd consider hoping to see the best from any skater to be a strongly positive trait. If it really is a national trait, than all the better, IMO.

No, I just think a dose of realism might help Canada's ladies improve their game.