01-22-2013, 09:23 PM
Is there any word if any of these ladies will be at 4CC (minus Kostner, obviously)? It would be a great warm-up/test to see how Kaetlyn stacks up against them and also give her a taste of the pressure on her to compare well to them.
Originally Posted by kwanatic
I love Kaetlyn's skating and think she has a bright future ahead of her but am not predicting her to beat the best in the world just yet. It took Rochette quite a long time to get to the top. I think it will take Osmond less and she may even be a dark horse for Sochi but don't see her reaching the top until after the next Olympics.
01-22-2013, 09:41 PM
I believe Kim has already ruled out 4CC; Asada has been named to the team. The USA has yet to name a team (will be done post Nationals).
Originally Posted by Fruit Loops
01-23-2013, 02:12 AM
good video+good article
Her coach, Ravi Walia calls her unique.
“I’ve never taught someone like [her],” Walia said. “She’s so driven, and she loves the excitement of competition.”
The last Edmonton-based skater to win the same title, Susan Humphreys, met Osmond Tuesday, and said the blossoming athlete is the total package.
“She can jump, she can spin, she has charisma, she’s very comfortable competing,” Humphreys said. “Those are the things that create those golden moments.”
Osmond’s next major competition is the World Figure Skating Championships in London, ON, in March.
It’s a stage Osmond is looking forward to making her mark on.
01-23-2013, 02:14 AM
According to Vipond, there’s still work to be done on the programs.
“I’m always very picky with my work, right now I’m getting down to the nitty gritty, it’s the finest of details,” he said.
Walia is the only championship level ISU technical specialist in Canada. Over the years, he has used his knowledge to help Osmond boost “the base values” in her program and get “the quality marks that are so important.”
01-23-2013, 02:20 AM