Kaetlyn Osmond - Canada's hope

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  1. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

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    Russia's never been in a hurry to report withdrawals. Artur Dmitriev was withdrawn from CoC on October 28th, 4 days before the start of the event.
  2. Rock2

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    I think Kaetlyn could very well make the GPF if she went to NHK. I think even a 4th could get her in as I'm projecting a log jam at 24 points. She wins the first tie breaker with a 1st being her best result.
    Skating in Sochi before Olympics would be invaluable experience.

    Having said that, I think SC sees benefits to slowing her pacing and not going to NHK/GPF. She can get lots of work in skating at the Challenge, Nationals, 4CC and Worlds. Much more than that could burn her out by the time London comes around. Plus at the challenge she can try out her 3F/3T and 3L in prep for the rest of the season.

    Somehow if SC really wants her at NHK they'll place a call. Question will be how much does that matter to the federation?
  3. euterpe

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    What good would 'placing a call' do if there is no vacancy at the moment? Whom would they call? The Russian federation? The US federation? The Japanese federation?
  4. Rock2

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    I think the discussion here is all about scenario planning because of the apparent withdrawal of Shelepen. I think for most of us here it goes without saying that the withdrawal has to be formalized before any action is taken...although I wouldn't be surprised if Federations are talking to each other to get ahead of the game. No way for us to know.
  5. hohoho

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    Well Osmond didn't get Shelepen's spot (given to Nagasu). Just saw this morning that Czisny has WD from NHK. With the time frame, Japan is not obligated to fill that spot. Czisny just last weekend WD from an ice show in Phoenix. Would make you think that USFSA delayed notifying Japan until the deadline to replace had passed. Be interesting to see how Osmond progresses with all this training time leading up to 4CC and possibly Worlds.
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    Alternatively, Alissa skipped the show exactly to give herself as much time as possible to get ready for NHK and -in the end- still didn't get there. It's not all a great konspiracy....
  7. essence_of_soy

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    Sorry to hear Alissa is still injured. I hope she is still able to make it to Nationals and redeem her performance at Worlds with a good skate.
  8. Jarrett

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    Impossible. I mean that would make too much sense. Anyway, I hope Kaetlyn can get the spot if that is what she wants and if she has enough time to prepare.
  9. Twilight1

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    I find it absolutely ridiculous that they won't give a spot to Osmond who could go to NHK because the event is less than 7 days away. They are being such shytes.
  10. hohoho

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    With Osmond not doing NHK, she has stated she will do Challenge in Regina. Be interesting to see how the JGP skaters (Seguin, Chartrand, and Daleman) do against her. Also, did desanctis and Najarro receive medical byes to Challenge?
  11. hohoho

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    I notice Desanctis is listed for SC Challenge. Najarro must still be recovering from her injury. With the way Lacoste is skating, she should have done Challenge too.
  12. fsfan22

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    I think Amelie may be looking for another international comp before Nationals so she can try to get the minimum technical score in the LP.
  13. clarie

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    Skate Canada International champ @Kaetlyn_23 will be in the lineup for Holiday Festival on Ice (Dec 1)! Tickets: http://ow.ly/fB2nt #HFOI
    Retweeted by Kaetlyn Osmond
  14. hohoho

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    Well Kaetlyn Osmond doesn't show any sign of slowing down. At Skate Canada Challenge she scored 66.75 in her sp and 131+ in the lp. 197+ in total. I know there is some national inflation in marks, but remarks in Kiss and Cry section seem to show great programs. Wow. Canada may actually have a world ladies contender
  15. spikydurian

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    Good to hear that Kaetlyn is still progressing. Go girl.
  16. rvi5

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    No contest there. Kaetlyn was 13+ ahead of the rest of the field in the SP, 28+ in the LP, and 41+ total.
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  18. clarie

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    Oh, I wish there was a link to her programs to watch. I'm so impressed with this girl for achieving what she has done so far. All of a sudden, I'm acquiring an interest in the Ladies, and looking forward to seeing her skate at Nats.

    If anyone has a vid of her at the challenge, could you post a link please :)
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    Great for Kaetlyn! I suspect she is now the definite favorite to win Nationals and grab her first ticket to worlds!

    Hope we get to see videos :)
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    I hate to say this... but if she shows up to Nationals she sure as hell deserves the trip to worlds. Lacoste at her best will stand no chance to beat Osmond with a couple flaws.

    Not to over-hype the girl but she is miles ahead of any Canadian lady in EVERY respect; Jump technique, Spins, Skating skills, Performance, Overall Quality, Jump Difficulty, Star Power....the list goes on and on. She also has international momentum going in her favour.

    Sorry other ladies, you just don't make the cut.
  21. googooeyes

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    sorry wrong post
  22. elle123

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    Why are you sorry to say this, are you a huge Amelie fan?

    I think it's a good thing that we have someone in the ladies field that can compete with the best in the world and can push the rest of the Canadian ladies - isn't that what we've wanted since Joannie stopped competing (in strictly amateur events)?
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    Hahah NO! I'm a sucker for girls who actually consistently land their jumps! Yes absolutely it's a fantastic thing :) I was sorry to say this because it's the harsh truth and perhaps some people won't agree with me (actually probably no one will disagree ;)) .
  24. momsk8

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    Osmonds marks are overhyped
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    That is quite the comment without any backup. Care to expand?
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    Any other skater complaints momsk8? Perhaps you'd like to criticize Mao's ever apparent lack of grace and fluidity too? Or Ashley's ridiculous non-existent consistency.

    LOL
  28. Fruit Loops

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    I feel kind of bad for Osmond. She's barely on the scene and is already getting lots of online hate. She's almost become a curse world on other forums I visit. Makes me glad I'm a lurker for the most part. I can be thrilled for her in secret. :D I became a fan after her SP at Nationals last year. It's so exciting to see another Canadian lady rise to the occasion so quickly after Joannie left. We normally have to wait years and years for the next competitive skater.

    I hope Osmond continues to improve and just skate with that confidence and joy that sets her apart from many of the other Canadian ladies. Give the other promising juniors something to shoot for!
  29. clarie

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    Skating with confidence and joy not only sets her apart from many other Canadian ladies but others as well. She is a joy to watch and I hope we will be seeing much of her in the next few years. :)
  30. cbd1235

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    I used to watch her skating videos from her fathers Youtube channel a year before the breakthrough short program at nationals last year. I always liked watching her and always followed her skating....but I could have never imagined she'd get so good so fast. I figured she'd end up similar to my other secret favourite Canadian skater Kate Charbonneau. Love Kate's beautiful skating but she'll never make it as an international skater unfortunately :(. I'm thrilled Kaetlyn didn't suffer a similar fate. :)
  31. jl22aries

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    I absolutely LOVE her skating. Her programs are the ones I've re-watched the most this season because, like Clarie pointed out, the JOY is so special to watch. Her skating makes me happy.
  32. googooeyes

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    I really like this girl. I think she has the right stuff at the right time at the right age. I'm really surprised at the amount of venom she has drawn - ala Chan etc. Maybe Canadian skaters are just not seen as legitamate for some reason. She sure has ruffled some feathers. Maybe that's a good indication! There seems to be a great loyalty to people's favourite skaters out there and their minds are not open to letting anyone new into the competitive picture. Kaitlyn is doing the most difficult stuff and doing it well. You can't deny that! I think we are in for some great future competition with Osmond, Gold and the young Russian girl.
  33. hohoho

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    Seems like her dad has uploaded the videos from Challenge.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA9PT6s2Gts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xgObMFqkWU

    Very impressive. Better than Skate Canada GP. She definitely enjoys being out there.
  34. l'etoile

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    Wow, now that was amazing! Can't wait for her being a fireball in Canadian Nats next month. With her keeping going like this, Canada has real chance in Team event and two tickets for Sochi.
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    I think that happens when a country has not had a star in a long time, and fans are hungry. Actually if Joannie returns to competition next year, Canada could have two strong ladies at the Olympics. I am sure Osmond will get better over time, and optimism is not always a bad thing.
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  36. Marco

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    That was amazing. Those toe pick jumps were almost too easy. Choreographically she was almost like a young Wagner - difficult but came off rushed and overly hectic. Easily the best talent since Rochette.

    That was already top ten at Worlds, easily.
  37. Erin

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    The thought about "almost too easy" came across my mind too, particularly in the short program, where everything just looked effortless.

    Interesting comparison with Wagner. I hadn't thought about it, but you're right - the long program in particular is very reminscent of Wagner's Polovetsian Dances and Spartacus programs. Hopefully she will follow in Wagner's footsteps and gain that additional polish in time. Since Kaetlyn's still only 17, I think she's got lots of time to do so (especially if she keeps improving at the same rate as the past two seasons). In the meantime, I love that she can handle such difficult choreography and still land the jumps.
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    Top ten!? That was a top six skate for sure. Kaetlyn is fantastic. I'd watch for her to play spoiler in her home country at Worlds this year.
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    She's the most exciting new talent for me in senior ladies this year. She's full of energy, athletic, and I like both her programs. Looks a bit hurried, but they are full of interesting choreography. She will get better in controlling tempo with more polish, given time. I expect she will do well at Worlds.
  40. shine

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    ITA. Her joy and musicality really set her apart from the other wonder babies. She reminds me of Suzuki in that way, and I LOVE how she uses her upper body - such effortlessness and freedom but keeping a good posture at the same time. I'm also glad that she's no wimp when it comes to skating pretty packed programs. If you can do that at 16, it'll only get better. My interest in ladies skating has slowly been dying in the past decade and Osmond could really be that lifeline for me :lol: Don't really agree with the comparison to Wagner. I think she's a much better and more natural skater than Wager was at 16. I see a further trajectory in her development.
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