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Really
02-09-2013, 10:05 PM
I like how the predictions keep getting revised downward. :lol:Glad people are able to accommodate you...

bmcg
02-09-2013, 10:40 PM
I like how the predictions keep getting revised downward. :lol:

Uh, since you are quoting me you should know Ive always thought a top ten result at worlds would be a great result for her and the most I would hope for so there is no revision downward here so I'm not sure what you are :lol: at.

clarie
02-10-2013, 01:13 AM
Uh, since you are quoting me you should know Ive always thought a top ten result at worlds would be a great result for her and the most I would hope for so there is no revision downward here so I'm not sure what you are :lol: at.

Yes, I think that most of us are hoping for a top ten finish, and that is Kaetlyn's goal as well......to be able to send two women to Sochi, and there are some other good young skaters coming up. I don't think it's unreasonable at all. However, if she does better than 10th, that would be a nice bonus for her.

TheIronLady
02-10-2013, 01:44 AM
Whose opinions inspired that lovely article about her one day beating Yu Na?

I agree that a top ten finish would be awesome for Osmond. She has talent, and I think she is a competitor. I understand why Canadians get excited, but you should know it makes the outside world kind of worry that you will be let down.

bmcg
02-10-2013, 02:27 AM
It wasn't my opinion so again why quote me? And wasn't that some pointless Korean article based on her Nationals scores? I don't pay much attention to coronations.

And I really doubt the "outside world" is worried anyone will be let down. My experience is the "outside world" loves to see those who get too excited knocked down a peg or two.

Mayra
02-10-2013, 02:32 AM
Whose opinions inspired that lovely article about her one day beating Yu Na?


Could it be it was inspired by the writer's own imagination? Fans don't necessarily participate in group think. Some have high expectations, some low and some are more realistic.


agree that a top ten finish would be awesome for Osmond. She has talent, and I think she is a competitor. I understand why Canadians get excited, but you should know it makes the outside world kind of worry that you will be let down.

Nice of the world to worry, but I'm sure Canada will survive. :P

TheIronLady
02-10-2013, 03:39 AM
I don't know. Canadian skating expectations are so uproarious and rosy that they betray an underlying insecurity created by decades of Olympic failures. Orser, Browning, Elvis, Brasseur and Eisler, Bourne and Kratz, and even Sale and Pelletier. World Champions all, but Olympic champions none.*

Joannie Rochette, on her second Olympic try, managed to meet expectations. And Virtue and Moir made a first for Canada in decades by being reigning world champs in an Olympic year and acheiving an undisputed gold medal. So Canada is hopefully gaining more confidence, but I think insecurities can be fed by over-hyping skaters.

Corianna
02-10-2013, 04:22 AM
Dear Maggie, Please see the last few posts under the Kevin Reynolds thread - or just what's new.

TheIronLady
02-10-2013, 04:58 AM
Ok fine, we should stick with today and now, and things have changed in Canada for the better. Do not forget, though, that skating has a long and illustrious history, and Skate Canada and Canadian fans are programmed by it in ways they don't even realize.

Corianna
02-10-2013, 05:08 AM
Probably fortunately, I have no idea what you could possibly mean. But then It's a funny old world.
Your friend in the north.

gingercrush
02-10-2013, 05:31 AM
Meh good that she had a less than good skate. It will only make her stronger in the long run. She is after all rather inexperienced. More experiences will make for a better Olympic season.

TheIronLady
02-10-2013, 05:38 AM
It does take character to come back from a poorly judged short program, so it's a good thing to have tested. Just ask Sarah Hughes.

Cachoo
02-10-2013, 06:40 AM
I really enjoyed Kaetlyn's SP at 4CC--sassy, as the Euro sport commentator put it. :)

ITA! She didn't let the mistake throw her off; she has a lot of poise.

shine
02-10-2013, 01:32 PM
This was a good experience builder, I think. Now that she knows what's to skate in front of one of the biggest audiences in the world with some real pressure on her shoulders. Here's to a better Worlds!

TheIronLady
02-10-2013, 01:53 PM
I think her composure in the kiss and cry showed it wasn't a bad outing for her. Her body language was positive and calm, and this is a good sign about her mental strength.