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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.
Last edited by TheIronLady; 02-10-2013 at 01:57 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.
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.
Last edited by TheIronLady; 02-10-2013 at 11:52 AM.
Dear Maggie, Please see the last few posts under the Kevin Reynolds thread - or just what's new.
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.
Probably fortunately, I have no idea what you could possibly mean. But then It's a funny old world.
Your friend in the north.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I'm not a Canadian so I'm not putting the crushing weight of expectations on Osmond. I just think there is something special about this girl. I do have high hopes for her.
I just hope Kaetlyn as well as Gracie ignore what hype is surrounding them and both skate lights out at Worlds!
The good thing now is that Kaetlyn's fans are taking a more realistic view of her chances at Worlds, one that is more in sync with Kaetlyn's goal---to finish in the top ten. And Kaetlyn should be a little more able to cope with 'opening night nerves' in March.
Last edited by shine; 02-10-2013 at 09:23 PM.
Actually there were some over zealous fans at GS who were doing just that...triggering more Osmond bashing by others at that site.
Last edited by rvi5; 02-10-2013 at 09:46 PM.