Kaetlyn Osmond wins her first international gold

Kaetlyn Osmond

Oberstdorf, Germany – Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond won ladies competitions at the Nebelhorn Trophy 2012.

Hardly anyone before the event could imagine such ending. Almost all agreed in opinion that the undisputed favorite of the tournament was Russian Adelina Sotnikova. But Kaetlyn had her own opinion on the podium.

In the 2011–12 season, Kaetlyn Osmond competed on the senior level for the first time at the Canadian Championships. She was first after the short program, ahead of the defending champion Cynthia Phaneuf, and the 2011 bronze medalist Amelie Lacoste. Osmond won the bronze medal overall. At the 2012 Junior Worlds, Osmond won the preliminary round with 97.36 points and finished 10th overall.

Yesterday, she made a very strong short program and today the audience was impressed by an equally strong performance in her free skating. Osmond received 170.19 points overall and her first victory at the international skating competitions.

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova made mistakes in free skating program, which did not allow her to keep the leadership. She finished second overall with 168.23 points.

No less impressive looks the bronze medal of Japanese Haruka Imai, who was able to rise from ninth to third place, thanks to almost flawless performance in free skate. She got 153.64 points overall.

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