Kaetlyn Osmond’s family cheer her on to Sochi
Kaetlyn Osmond is the province's newest Olympian, and her family in Marystown couldn't be happier.
“I am so nervous, and so happy, so excited that she’s gone this far. I love her, and she really did do a good job,” said Osmond’s grandmother Joan Power.
The 18-year-old skater — who is originally from Marystown — secured a spot on the Sochi Olympic team on Saturday, after winning her second consecutive Canadian women's figure skating title.
“She loves entertaining...the more praise she gets on the ice, the better she can skate.”
Osmond’s program — which included six triple jumps — earned her a score of 207.28, the second highest in the history of the event.
Her win comes after two injuries that compromised her training, and competition schedule for several months.
“I thought her leg might give out again, but I prayed for her,” said Power.