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Yikes...3 of the top 5 had 2+ falls?
It'll be interesting to see how the pressure of making the Olympics affects these young women.
Part of me really wants to see Amelie Lacoste make the team because I think she has the most maturity and musicality of them all. Her free skate is my favorite program this season, and she's been slowly ramping up the difficulty, adding a 3Lz and later a 3S in the final few seconds.
She seems to be trying different jump layouts to find jumps she is comfortable with and I hope she finds one that works; each outing has been stronger than the last.
I also hope Osmond is fully recovered by Nationals.
Videos from the Octoberfest competition of Alaine Chartrand were posted on her Facebook fan page today.
Here's her short where she did her triple loop with both arms overhead.
Happy birthday Amélie Lacoste!
Happy Birthday Amelie. All the best for Canadians. I am praying you are one of Canada's two for Sochi. You go girl!!
While Daleman's jumps are secure I think she needs to improve in the aesthetics part of the program. She is really a go getter and I hope she has a bright future. I find Osmond is a much more mature skater at this time.
I think the women's event is going to be a nail biter - they all want that second spot and maybe the title.
^^ Looks like it. Unfortunately, there is no live streaming on Canadian Nats on tv teka so will have to rely to those who attend the Nats to update.
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Congratulations to Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman for their 1-2 finish at 2014 nationals! I'm sure they will be named to the Olympic team later today
I assume Daleman is old enough for Olympics and has the ISU minimum score?
Great! Thanks! Nice birthday present for her.
Loved her yesterday. Her PCS has REALLY improved and she is so fierce out there. A great performer. She's a little Phanuef-esque to me.
Any thoughts on junior worlds and 4CCs assignments?
Junior worlds: Chartrand plus Seguin or maybe the junior champ depending on how that competition goes
4CCs Mallet for sure, Lacoste (unless she decides she's done) and I would have Chartrand compete here to to start building senior international experience
I would send Chartrand and Dunley to jr worlds, assuming the latter skates well this week. To 4CC I'd send Chartrand, Mallet, and Lacoste. There's not a lot of choice for 4CC due to tech score requirements.
When does changing to senior internationally become an irreversible decision i.e. can they go to 4CC (a senior competion) and then go to Junior Worlds?
I thought there was some regulation about 'once senior - always senior' from the ISU; however, that may only apply to the Grand Prix series rather than to other competitions. Probably someone here knows the details about any such regulation, if it exists.