Osmond’s Quest for the Olympics

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Updated: January 7, 2014
Kaetlyn Osmond | Newfoundland Sports Talk

With the Sochi Olympics just around the corner, Marystown’s Kaetlyn Osmond has her sites set on making it to the Olympics as she prepares for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Ottawa.

Finishing 8th at the worlds in London Ontario in 2013, Osmond gave Canada two berths for the Women’s competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. However, the defending Canadian champion has been struggling with injuries that have forced her to withdraw from one of the Grand Prix events the Rostelecom Cup in November.

The 18-year old is determined to make it to the Olympics and returned to the ice in December to take the Skate Canada Challenge in Regina.

Currently living and skating from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Osmond is looking forward to the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the event and is expected to draw approximately 250 competitors from the senior, junior and novice age groups. Placement in these championships is essential for those wanting spots of national and international teams as well as on the 17 member Canadian Olympic team.

Osmond will suit up as competition starts on January 9 and ends on January 15. The names of those earning a spot will be announced at the conclusion of the seniors competition on January 12.

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