Osmond wins bronze at ISU Grand Prix of figure skating event in France


Kaetlyn Osmond (David Carmichael, Wikimedia Commons)

Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, Newfoundland won the bronze medal in an International Skating Union Grand Prix figure skating event in Grenoble, France on Saturday. She placed third at the ISU GP Internationaux de France.

Osmond had 206.77 points. Alina Zagitova of Russia won the gold medal with 213.8 points. Maria Sotskova of Russia won the silver medal with 208.78 points.

Osmond reached the podium by 4.65 points over Mai Mihara of Japan. Mihara was in fourth place with 202.12 points. Osmond was in first place after the short program, but only had the fourth best score in the long program and fell two spots to third place.

Due to the fact Osmond won Skate Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan last month and reached the podium in Grenoble, she now has enough points to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix Final in figure skating from December 7-10 in Nagoya, Japan. She will be joined by Zagitova, Sotskova, reigning World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia and Italy’s Carolina Kostner. Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario have already qualified in the ISU Grand Prix Final in ice dance.

Skate America will take place in Lake Placid, New York this weekend. Canada will be led by reigning World Championship bronze medalist Gabrielle Daleman of Toronto, Ontario in the women’s singles and two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel of Sudbury, Ontario and Eric Radford of Winnipeg, Manitoba in the pairs competition.


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