Crowds cheered Thursday as Marystown native Kaetlyn Osmond finished her performance at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario — where she is currently in fourth place.
Osmond, 17, landed her best score this season, with 64.73.
It is her first World Championships competition — and she is Canada's lone female entrant.
After her performance, Osmond told her colleagues the cheering crowd helped calm her down and enjoy the experience.
Osmond's rise to the top of the Canadian figure-skating world started in 2012 when she won bronze at the Canadian championships, and then went on to capture gold at the Skate Canada International competition in October. In January, she won her first national senior women's figure skating championship.
Thursday's performance puts Osmond in a good position leading into the long program. She must do well in that part of the competition Saturday, in order to make the Olympics in 2014.