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    Osmond basks in Skate Canada afterglow

    Osmond basks in Skate Canada afterglow
    http://www.canada.com/sports/winter/...232/story.html
    Michael Slipchuk, Skate Canada's high-performance director, made notice of Osmond's achievement.

    "It was a huge step for her to be out on top," said Slipchuk, a former Canadian men's champion.

    He noted Osmond has proven herself on the domestic and international scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taan View Post
    Osmond basks in Skate Canada afterglow

    He noted Osmond has proven herself on the domestic and international scene.
    Proven herself? Hardly. She's a budding talent, to be sure, but two wins shed very little light on a skater's future career, especially when you see the state of her finishes last season.

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    If you read Slipchuk's comment he said proven herself domestically ( First in SP and 3rd overall in Nationals last year) and ( internationally Nebelhorn and Skate Canada). Has she proven herself for all time - NO but she certainly has proven that she is a very young girl to watch going forward and one to be nurtured correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    If you read Slipchuk's comment he said proven herself domestically ( First in SP and 3rd overall in Nationals last year) and ( internationally Nebelhorn and Skate Canada). Has she proven herself for all time - NO but she certainly has proven that she is a very young girl to watch going forward and one to be nurtured correctly.
    Certainly, as I said--and I did read his comment. Any "proven" skater is one with a solid establishment on the domestic and international scenes, which as of now, Osmond is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post
    Any "proven" skater is one with a solid establishment on the domestic and international scenes, which as of now, Osmond is not.
    To prove oneself - show one's ability or courage

    Why the nitpicking on something someone else said about her?

    Here's what she said about her win:

    “This (winning) is a little more shocking because it’s my first senior Grand Prix,” ... “On the Junior Grand Prix, I was always ninth or 10th, so this is just extraordinary.”

    I think it's pretty clear for her where she stands right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puchi View Post
    To prove oneself - show one's ability or courage

    Why the nitpicking on something someone else said about her?

    Here's what she said about her win:

    “This (winning) is a little more shocking because it’s my first senior Grand Prix,” ... “On the Junior Grand Prix, I was always ninth or 10th, so this is just extraordinary.”

    I think it's pretty clear for her where she stands right now.
    Pardon me for having a different definition of "prove." I simply disagree with Slipchuk's assessment, is all. Osmond has undoubtedly shown her potential, but in my view, one victory does not a skater make.

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    Foreverfish - definitions are definitions.
    You had a different usuage of English ie your own interpretation of the word!

    Slipchuk didnt say that one ( or two victories) made her - she said she has proved herself to him ( and to some of us). Whether she will continue in this vein only time will tell but I wish her the best.

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    Interesting that one word gets all the attention and debates. It's never stated what Kaetlyn proved. I'm sure she proved something. And she will likely keep on proving different things. I wish her the best whether or not she will turn out to be one of the all time greats.

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    What's shocking is it turns out Canada hasn't had to wait another 10 years for a world class skater. It seems like Canada usually averages one really good skater a decade. This time it only took two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    What's shocking is it turns out Canada hasn't had to wait another 10 years for a world class skater. It seems like Canada usually averages one really good skater a decade. This time it only took two years.
    Hallejula to that!!!! I might not be alive in a decade so it would be nice to see a Canadian lady make a hit on the World scene. She has already drawn 2 facecards, I hope she goes on to get the whole deck.

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    Given that Akiko Suzuki was the real winner of Skate Canada, this kind of article makes me want to vomit. Yuk!! What a load of nauseating garbage. Firstly, we get the Judging scandal, and then they rub peoples noses in it.

    To those who still believe this nonsense and haven't yet woken up and smelt the coffee, John Lydon put it best at the end of his last Sex Pistols concert - "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?".

    I hope the Osmond political fix was a one off, otherwise Figure Skating is heading in the same direction as cycling following the Lance Armstrong scandal - into oblivion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksanafan View Post
    Given that Akiko Suzuki was the real winner of Skate Canada, this kind of article makes me want to vomit. Yuk!! What a load of nauseating garbage. Firstly, we get the Judging scandal, and then they rub peoples noses in it.

    To those who still believe this nonsense and haven't yet woken up and smelt the coffee, John Lydon put it best at the end of his last Sex Pistols concert - "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?".

    I hope the Osmond political fix was a one off, otherwise Figure Skating is heading in the same direction as cycling following the Lance Armstrong scandal - into oblivion.
    Have you considered that posts like yours give others similar desires ( to vomit).

    Osmond won fair and square with two strong programs Suzuki squandered her chances with a poor short program.

    Just because you say there is a fix doesnt make it true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    Foreverfish - definitions are definitions.
    You had a different usuage of English ie your own interpretation of the word!

    Slipchuk didnt say that one ( or two victories) made her - she said she has proved herself to him ( and to some of us). Whether she will continue in this vein only time will tell but I wish her the best.
    Sorry, but I don't see where the debate is regarding my view of Slipchuk's comment. I disagree with him. End of story.

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    Can't we let let the girl bask and glow a little?

    There will be plenty of chances to tear into her later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Can't we let let the girl bask and glow a little?

    There will be plenty of chances to tear into her later on.
    Well, certainly she should be proud. She's shown herself to be a contender this season, and planted herself firmly on the international radar. It's no easy feat to emerge victorious atop a field of skaters including Suzuki, Tukta, and Murakami. I'm wishing her all the best at Canadian Nats and Worlds (which, if she skates like she did in Canada, she'll have no trouble qualifying for).

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