Kaetlyn Osmond - Canada's hope

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  1. hohoho

    hohoho Active Member

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    Kaetlyn has been practicing the 3f/3t and 3lz/3t. She hasn't shown a 3l yet. Be interesting to see what she does in the upcoming season
     
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  2. shutterbug

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    New article: Osmond excited to participate in team figure skating competition

    Have to agree with Ravi – for a young lady who finished just 10th at Jr Worlds last year, placing 4th in the SP and skating in the final group for the FP in her first Sr. Worlds is a pretty darn big accomplishment. :)

    She did have a 3lutz in her FP this year. :confused: Do you mean in the SP? Re: harder 3-3’s, since she's doing both 3lutz-3toe's and 3flip-3toe's in practice, I'm quite sure we’ll see one, or both, in her programs next season. Her goal this year was to get into the top 10 and her programs were designed with this in mind (not sure how many times this needs to be pointed out). Her goal for the upcoming season will undoubtedly be higher, so her new programs will be created accordingly. I’m very interested in finding out what music Lance Vipond has in mind for her. Like quartz, I’m hoping that she’ll try skating to something unconventional at some point, but next season might be too soon to expect that. No idea about the 3loop, she wasn't even trying it in practice IIRC.
     
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  3. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

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    Funny, I thought it was the lutz she was missing in comps. No matter, she has things to improve on but that doesn't take away from a very good year! Looking forward to next year.
     
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  4. Rock2

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    The plan for KO was to set her programs and then lock them early to pound the repetitions throughout the season. In so doing she could trust her training when going into bigger comps. The goal was 170 total points / top 10 at worlds which is again why the programs weren't changed around with new elements added. She has had 3/3s ready and the 3L since the fall but was told she couldn't add them in.

    You're going to see a whole new plan for the coming year's programs. Because she gets edge calls on the Z, I'd consider leaving the same elements in the short and then seriously upgrade the long. However she'll prob do 3F/3T, 2A, 3Z in fall comps and see how that goes in the short. I'm fully expecting her programs to be designed to win her an Olympic medal although chances of that happening are remote at this point.
     
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  5. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    Good luck Katetlyn and have lots of fun at the same time!
     
  6. Fudove

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    I saw relay of WTT and even when she makes mistakes she is still so enjoyable to watch! Canada has a treasure!
     
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  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Kaetlyn Osmond tweeted today:
    "Well I'm back on the planes again! Can't wait to get to Newfoundland! So excited"

    This is where she'll perform:
    April 19-20 Silver Blades & Sparkling Blades Carnival – Grand Falls & Corner Brook, NL
     
  8. La La Candy

    La La Candy New Member

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    What stamina! I have to give this young lady a lot of credit keeping her energy up in what has been a very long season. To think she started early fall, winning at Nebelhorn..entering Skate Canada with new fan expectations, what must have been tremendous pressure to win Canadians...and then Worlds in her home country - where many would have loved to see a medal. Not to mention 4CC and WTT. Congratulations to team Kaetlyn on what has truly been a 'breakout' year. Hope she gets to take a vacation!
     
  9. professordeb

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    Well said La La Candy. She's certainly a treasure and a pleasure to watch. Her joy when she is on the ice is a fun thing to see.
     
  10. shutterbug

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    Maybe the easiest thing to do is just fix the lutz? Do it now while she's still young. Opens up a lot more possibilties for the future. I'd like to see her shoot for making the GPF and top 6 at Worlds in the upcoming season. To do so, she'll probably need to upgrade the elements in the short as well as the long. Can't always count on others making errors.

    En route to the show in NL she also tweeted:

    :lol: Busy young lady, but tons of great experience. :) I was surprised she held up as well as she did at WTT, especially since she only had about a half day at home between the QC show and leaving for Japan.
     
  11. blueglass

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    I don't think I'd mess with the difficulty in her SP - she's been consistent with it and has a triple-triple which is nothing to sneeze at in the senior women's competion. Kurt said that's why she's shooting for the highest group, and after her skate, Tracy Wilson said her SP Worlds mark had been beaten by only five or six others this season. I agree she will need to increase the difficulty of her LP, but they'll need to do it carefully because she hasn't been as consistent with it as the SP. I'm not expecting her to come out and get on the podium in Sochi, but what I like about Kaitlyn is her ability to skate just above what she should be doing - like that 4th place SP.
     
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  12. Rock2

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    I agree with this. There is a very likely scenario where she maintains the technical content in her SP. If she had a more reliable lutz that she could do out of footwork then I'd consider 3F/3T, 3Z, 2A. Something tells me we won't see that until the following year. What Walia can do is move the elements around to maybe push one more jumping element into the bonus. I expect that she will progress in PCS next year as well so she could realistically be targeting 67-68 for a SP score with a clean skate. Again I agree, leave it alone. She will put together an LP that could score 130 internationally if skated well so that will be a nice progression for next year.
     
  13. La La Candy

    La La Candy New Member

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    Amazing! Ahhh to be young again...lol
     
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  14. shutterbug

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    She’s had the same content in her SP for 2 seasons now. We know the 3toe-3toe is solid; time to try something harder, IMHO. She’s capable. They started off last season with her doing a 3lutz-2toe, 3flip and 2A in her SP (see Wild Rose SP and Skate Detroit SP), probably with the plan to upgrade to 3lutz-3toe if it all went well. No harm in doing the same this year with the 3flip-3toe, 3lutz, and 2A. They just need to spend some time picking away at the takeoff on the lutz. Easy enough to switch back if it’s not working to Ravi’s satisfaction by the end of August.
     
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    Coach Ravi Walia impressed by Osmond’s successes

    Terrific coach. :)
     
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    World Figure Skating companion article: Kaetlyn Osmond: “I try to engage the crowd”

     
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  18. clarie

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    I would say her current goals are achievable. She and her coach have a terrific attitude IMO. I'm certainly looking forward to what she has in store for us next year program-wise. :)
     
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    Interesting that they're shooting for top six at Sochi - that sure won't be easy. In addition to the K-K-A triumvirate, I expect the US, Russian and Japanese women all to bring it up a notch come Olympics. It's exciting for Canadians to have someone like Kaetlyn competing.
     
  20. shine

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    Of course it won't be easy, but why are you here if you are not challenging yourself and aiming higher - especially for someone like Kaetlyn who's at the development stage and is as talented as she is? Besides, I don't think her goals are at all unrealistic. Afterall, she already placed 8th this year even with two falls in the freeskate and came in top 4 in the SP in one of the toughest fields ever (where many thought she should've been top 3 even). I think a key for her would be to up her game in the LP by having less mistakes than she did this season.
     
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  21. blueglass

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    Not suggesting it isn't possible, just that she would have to be at the very top of her game. My observation is that Olympic competitions are judged differently than Worlds, so my expectations are generally pretty low.
     
  22. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

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    How are they judged differently? :confused:
     
  23. blueglass

    blueglass New Member

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    That's an interesting question and I don't mean to get into a judging argument, but I do think the judging is tougher on the skaters who aren't generally considered podium finishers. For example, a mistake in the SP/SD gets a 10th place at worlds but a 15th place at Olympics.
     
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    Congrats to Ravi! Can's wait to see both of them in the K&C in the forthcoming competitions. Looking forward to seeing Kaetlyn growing as a figure skater.
     
  26. clarie

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    He certainly is on the map now. He seems like a smart coach as well......not pushing too much.....just enough.
     
  27. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Was this video ever posted here? Found this CBC feature on Kaetlyn that, I assume, was shown during CBC's 2013 Worlds broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cooqBN4vUWs

    She ( @kaetlyn23 ) tweeted on May 27:
    "Started my new short today! Gonna be an interesting year :p #roadtosochi"

    June 4:
    "Great night at commencements :) #grad2013"

    And on June 8:
    "Had an absolute blast at grad last night and an awesome time at the after grad :) so exciting!!!!"
     
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    He was already on the map as a mean technical specialist.
     
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  29. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

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    She said in the piece the short is from Sweet Charity and the long is Cleopatra.
     
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