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Kaetlyn Osmond - Canada's hope

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Emdee, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Polina S's issues are not just about jumps. Her programs, her skating, her posture etc are all disastrous.

    But I digress. If she withdraws from NHK, Osmond is the obvious choice, but just like Nagasu got passed over several times for TEB, I am not so sure the strongest out of the 5 alternates would be picked, and that's just sad.
  2. Habs

    Habs Well-Known Member

    ITA. She should be given another GP assignment, but it sounds like Osmond and her team have their heads on straight and are preparing for the season either way.
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Can you provide a link or source please?
  4. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

    Tatyana flade twitter
  5. Tracer

    Tracer New Member

    This is where I think Skate Canada will earn their pay. As I said previously in the Kaetlyn Osmond thread on the main board. I think Skate Canada does the best job of promoting their skaters and making sure they place them in positions to succeed. No one could of foretold that Kaetlyn would come out of no where and win the Skate Canada grand prix, but in the world of skating. There is politics within the federations. And Skate Canada in essence gave Japan a free chance to take the ladies grand prix and get those crucial points for the final. With the exception of Kaetlyn's surprise win, Japan came out of Skate Canada with Aikiko and Kanako getting silver and bronze and key points for the final.

    If Skate Canada were to submit Kaetlyn's name forward, the Japan Skate Federation would be hard pressed to refuse Kaetlyn because Skate Canada gave the Japanese skaters easy slots to win medals in their grand prix. Its the federations themselves that decide which skater skates at their grand prix, so Skate Canada scratched the Japanese back and even with Kaetlyn winning Skate Canada, the Japanese may be forced to return the favor despite not being too thrilled about it.

    We'll see if I am anywhere close to this hunch.
  6. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

    It's a good hunch Tracer, but I would be very much surprised if it happened. Then again, I hope I'm surprised ;)
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Thank you. :) I've posted this reliable hearsay info in the GP Alternates thread in GSD.
  8. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    Shelepen has still not been formally withdrawn. Perhaps Russia is waiting until it's too late for a replacement. That would ensure Osmond doesn't make the GPF.
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    oh those russians!!!
  10. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

  11. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Rock2

    Rock2 Well-Known Member

    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?
  13. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    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?
  14. Rock2

    Rock2 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. hohoho

    hohoho Active Member

    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.
  16. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

    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....
  17. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Jarrett

    Jarrett Firebird for worlds!

    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.
  19. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. hohoho

    hohoho Active Member

    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?
  21. hohoho

    hohoho Active Member

    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.
  22. fsfan22

    fsfan22 Member

    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.
  23. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

    LangleyEventsCentre ‏@LangleyEvents

    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
  24. hohoho

    hohoho Active Member

    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
  25. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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

    rvi5 Active Member

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

    googooeyes Active Member

  28. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  29. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  30. cbd1235

    cbd1235 Well-Known Member

    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.