Saturday, February 24, 2024

Kaetlyn Osmond Wins Olympic Bronze in Women’s Figure Skating

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Kaetlyn Osmond won bronze in the women’s figure skating last night!

She had a hard-fought battle to be on the podium these past four years, from her 13th place finish in the 2014 Sochi Games, to breaking her fibula, to almost hanging up the skates. Thankfully, she stuck with it, and her persistence has paid off.

(The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

Osmond’s bronze is Canada’s 27th medal of the 2018 Winter Games, putting Canada at their all-time best medal count. This surpassed the previous record of 26 from the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Last night, Osmond danced to “Black Swan”, scoring 152.15 for a combined score of 231.02

“When I hit my ending position, I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to enjoy every minute of it,” Osmond said.

The 22-year-old from Marystown, Newfoundland now lives and trains in Edmonton, Alberta. Her parents were in the stands, visibly emotional.

“That’s often at competitions, to see how I can make my mom cry. It’s not that hard,” she told reporters. “I saw them before I skated, on the warmup I figured out where they were. And then I lost them I didn’t know where to look after I finished skating. But I saw them when I was on the podium. I could see my mom crying from there.”


Russia took the top two podium spots. Alina Zagitova, at just 15 years of age, won the bronze and the reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva won silver. Zagitova earned a score of 156.65 for a combined score totalling 239.57. Medvedeva matched her younger teammate with the same score of 156.65, but her combined score fell short to 238.26.





Rachel Francois
Runner, writer, yogi, coffee enthusiast and Olympic writer for Victoria Buzz.

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