Kaetlyn Osmond wins gold at her first senior grand prix
Courtesy of skatecanada.ca
Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond stole the show this morning at the 2012 Skate Canada International in Windsor, Ontario at the WFCU Centre. Osmond entered into the free program after a second place finish in the short to win the competition. The 16-year-old scored 115.89 points in the free program, for an overall score of 176.45 at her first senior grand prix event.
World medalist Akiko Suzuki of Japan fought back from a fifth place finish in the short to win the free program with 120.04 points. Suzuki came just shy of gold to win the silver medal with a total of 175.16 points. Japanese teammate Kanako Murakami jumped from fourth to third to win the bronze medal, scoring 111.83 in the free for a total of 168.04 points.
Canadian Amélie Lacoste dropped from seventh to an eighth place finish after picking up 97.63 points in the free skate for an overall total of 151.44 points.
In pairs it was the four-time world champions from Germany that took the Skate Canada International title. Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy kept their lead from the short to score 129.10 in the free program for a total of 201.36. Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the silver medal after and outstanding free program, scoring right behind the leaders with 126.00 points for an overall score of 190.49. Italians Stephania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek also stayed the same from the short to place third with 112.24 in the free for 172.03 points.
The Canadian pair team of Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers stayed solid to finish in fourth place with a total of 158.33 points and 105.45 in the free skate.