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Thread: Kaetlyn Osmond, ANY kind of threat?

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    I am a little shocked by all the hate towards Osmond too. She's so new on the scene and has never said anything snotty in interviews and she's as good as any of the other top 10 skaters. I think it's unfair to put expectations of a podium finish on her but I do think she can keep up with those near the top. She doesn't seem out of place. Top 10 is definitely doable. I'd predict a 7th place for her if she skates clean and most of the other top skaters skate clean too (who wants the Olympics to be a splat fest?) I think she'd need help to get to top 5 but someone usually implodes at the Olympics, so who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RABID View Post
    I know it's nationals but she won with a total score of 207.28, at least comparable to Gracie's score (are these scores to be believed?). Perhaps a future Canadian, American rivalry?
    SHORT PROGRAMS
    Gracie GOLD 72.12 40.34 31.78 7.93 7.61 8.29 8.04 7.86
    3z+3t, LSp4, FCSp4, 3lo, 2a, StSq4, CCoSp4
    Kaetlyn OSMOND 70.30 33.12 7.97 8.08 8.53 8.32 8.50
    3t+3t, 3f, LSp4, 2a, StSq4, FSSp4, CCoSp4

    Osmond's PCS scores are far more inflated and unrealistic than Gold's.

    FREE SKATES
    Gracie GOLD 139.57 71.27 68.30
    3z+3t, 2a+3t, 3lo, 3fe (hd), 3z, 3s+2t+2t, 2a
    three L4 spins
    L3 fw
    ChSq=3.50
    PCS=8.43 8.21 8.75 8.68 8.61

    Kaetlyn OSMOND
    136.94 68.54 68.40
    3f+2t, 2a+3t-so, 3z, 3s-so, 3f, 3t+2t+2t, 2a
    three L4 spins
    L4 fw
    ChSq=3.98
    PCS=8.29 8.33 8.63 8.75 8.75

    Gracie's layout has 7 triples, Kaetlyn's 6.
    Gracie gets 2nd half bonus points on 3f, 3z, 3s+2t+2t and 2a
    Kaetlyn gets 2nd half bonus points on 3f, 3t+2t+2t and 2a
    Kaetlyn had two stepouts and Gracie one hand down.
    Both have greatly exaggerated PCS scores

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    Can we put in a few nice words for a skater who has come back from an injury, which almost put the Olympics in question, hasn't skated an international competition all season, then skated as well as she did at the most important selection event before the Games?

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    I thought she did very well - skated with energy, pizzaz. I don't think she is as polished or as good as Gracie but she has a rare kind of spunk and pluckiness and her tech skills aren't bad at all. Top ten is doable and higher if someothers make mistake. She needs to get healthy but she did mighty fine even if she was not injuried or coming back from injury. I thought she did an amazing job at nats and was very comparable to the top Americans and even the russians

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    I don't put much credence into scores from the nationals. I thought Kaetlyn skated well and has a natural charm to her, but I don't think she has the skill or the programs to make it to the podium. FWIW, I don't see any of the American ladies winning a medal either, but I'd give Gracie and Ashley a better chance than Kaetlyn.

    Kaetlyn should be aiming for top 10 and if she gets as high as 5th it will be a major victory for her.

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    top ten would be great! Top 5 fantastic, and any respectable showing in the team event would be marvellous I really look forward to a great next season from Kaetlyn if she can stay injury free for a while. She holds real promise.

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    I concur with Coriana. She is a vivacious skater thar projects her performance to the audience. She has absolutely no pressure going into the skate and this could act in her favour. I think a top 6 would be marvellous for her.

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    Osmond gets the award for the most overhyped skater last season who was bragged to crush all the younger wonderbabies and all other new seniors
    she fizzled out within less than a year despite the hype machine created by her federation

    this girl can't skate a clean program outside her home inflated country, period.
    Zijun even Polina E. should easily pas her in Top 10

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    After looking at the protocols, I think Kaetlyn is giving points away in both SP and FS. In the SP, she gets bonus points only for her 2a, while Gracie gets the bonus for 3lo and 2a.

    By bunching spins at the end of the program, Kaetlyn gets bonus points for only 3 jump passes, two of them fairly low-value ones (3t-2t-2t and 2a). That isn't good, considering she has planned only 6 triples.

    Gracie gets bonus points for 4 jump passes, including 3z, 3f, 3s-2t-2t and 2a. Two of her other 3 jump passes are very high-level ones: 3z+3t, 2a+3t and she has 7 planned triples overall.

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    I think that Kaetlyn reduced the tech elements in her program seeing it was the first time she was skating it publicly after her two injuries. She may see a slightly more difficult program at Olys or we may not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Osmond gets the award for the most overhyped skater last season who was bragged to crush all the younger wonderbabies and all other new seniors
    she fizzled out within less than a year despite the hype machine created by her federation

    this girl can't skate a clean program outside her home inflated country, period.
    Zijun even Polina E. should easily pas her in Top 10
    Why do you parrot yourself so much. You have already stated this in the beginning of the thread and similar verbiage elsewhere..... try for some original thoughts next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    I concur with Coriana. She is a vivacious skater thar projects her performance to the audience. She has absolutely no pressure going into the skate and this could act in her favour. I think a top 6 would be marvellous for her.
    I don't see Kaetlyn beating Kim, Kostner, Asada, Lipnitskaia, Suzuki, Wagner, Gold or Sotnikova. Sure, she beat some of them last year early in the season. But the skaters she beat early-season last year are in another league this year at this time, and many have had some impressive results, while Kaetlyn has been missing from action. She will be in the unfortunate position of debuting her FS before ISU judges at Sochi.

    Kaetlyn is a charming skater and judges like her, but she is technically a step behind many of the top skaters. A top 10 finish would be a great result for her.

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    I was really impressed with Kaetlyn's performance at Canadians. For someone who's been injured, lost half her season due to injury and hasn't really competed this year, it really was a fantastic skate. She's really a joy to watch, she commends the ice and has that "je ne sais quoi". She's never boring.

    I agree that she's not competitive technically with the top ladies at the moment, but she has great potential. This is only her second season as a senior, and she's just coming back from injury. And to her advantage, her season his just beggining, she hasn't peaked yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    Why do you parrot yourself so much. You have already stated this in the beginning of the thread and similar verbiage elsewhere..... try for some original thoughts next time.
    I think sky_fly is just going for the highest post count at this point. There's no other reason for her to continually say the same thing. Well other than to reinforce how nasty and classless she is when talking about skaters... just in case we happened to forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Osmond gets the award for the most overhyped skater last season who was bragged to crush all the younger wonderbabies and all other new seniors
    she fizzled out within less than a year despite the hype machine created by her federation

    this girl can't skate a clean program outside her home inflated country, period.
    Zijun even Polina E. should easily pas her in Top 10
    For your information, Osmond did not fizzle out. She has been out all season with injuries and came back with her first completion and won Canadian Nationals. Her scores were comparative to Golds, who have been skating all the season. The difference between Gold and Osmond, is their personalities....Gold thinks that she's the best and is going to win Gold and Osmond is going to skate her best. Americans has this Gracie Gold built up to be the Golden Girl.

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