Osmond is the future of Canadian figure skating!
Since Rochette stopped to compete in ISU competitions I have not seen any promising lady skaters coming from Canada. Now that situation has suddenly changed and I´m really enthusiastic about Osmond´s skating. I see her as Canada´s future in ladies figure skating and not only in future, but already today.
Last edited by Jaana; 11-06-2012 at 03:07 AM.
I think it is now Osmond's to lose. She's got the guts to go for it. Daleman and Chartrand will be coming up right behind her. And don't forget Seguin.
She had a pretty good skate at Quebec Sectionals this week including a triple lutz combo that got +s
Here is her report card: http://www.patinage.qc.ca/doc/result...gesDetails.pdf
Even if Lacoste skates well at Canadians sadly she has not much luck at repeating a good skate.
Pangtongfan's premise is that Osmond might be a threat to LaCoste, the underlying assertion that Lacoste is in the top position. I'd argue that Osmond is. PTF says who has Osmond beaten really to earn such plaudits. She's beaten LaCoste. Not only has she beaten LaCoste, however. She's trounced her personal best by about twenty points. She's demonstrated that she'll score 114ish when flawed. She has specific skills that LaCoste doesn't have (more triple jumps - though the jump LaCoste owns she doesn't have, intriguingly; stronger competitive verve). She has the support of her federation, which Lacoste CLEARLY doesn't have (see the hoops they made her jump through last season).
With Osmond doing so well on the international stage, I would assume a similar situation as last year. If Osmond wins nationals she will be going to worlds. If Lacoste wins nationals there will be another "skate-off" at 4CC. Lacoste still does not have the TES scores for worlds. The only chance she has is 4CC. Osmond has shown this year that she is ready to take this on. As for the Loop, Osmond has that. I would expect to see alot of changes to her programs before nationals. She was landing beautiful 3Lz-3T and 3F-3T in Windsor. This kid seems to be the real deal.
Asking if Osmond is a threat to LaCoste at Canadians this year is like asking if Abbott is a threat to Weir at US Nationals this year, but not quite as ridiculous as asking if Patrick Chan would be a threat to Reynolds or any other Canadian Men skater.
I think Pangtongfan's thread title was tongue in cheek.
Last edited by lowtherlore; 11-07-2012 at 11:55 AM.