'We're so ecstatic:' Kaetlyn Osmond's parents delighted with silver medal
Osmond medal one of two for Canadian women at World Figure Skating Championships
Marystown native Kaetlyn Osmond has won the right to call herself one of the best figure skaters in the world, and her parents couldn't be prouder.
Osmond won a silver medal Friday in the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Helsinki, Finland. She skated last in the women's free skate, earning a score of 142.15 for her long program.
Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/kaetlyn_23">@kaetlyn_23</a> !!!! Everyone in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Newfoundland?src=hash">#Newfoundland</a> is so proud of you and happy for you! :D—@dawnbakerart
Her parents Jeff Osmond and Jackie Osmond were in the arena to see it all happen.
"It's absolutely amazing. We're so ecstatic, so happy and so proud of her," Jackie Osmond told CBC's Here & Now just after the medal ceremony.
"I pretty much just sit down and take it all in," added Jeff Osmond. "It's so nice to see finally that she does what she can do in practice."
With a combined score of 218.13, Osmond edged out fellow Canadian Gabrielle Daleman, who was bumped down to third place.
So happy for <a href="https://twitter.com/kaetlyn_23">@kaetlyn_23</a> ! That was amazing!!! The Rock is proud <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/newfoundland?src=hash">#newfoundland</a> #pride#nailedit <a href="https://t.co/QGzvPdVCdl">pic.twitter.com/QGzvPdVCdl</a>—@sadams209
Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva scored 233.41 to take the gold medal.
Jackie Osmond said it's impressive to see Kaetlyn come back to the world stage following her injury in 2014.
"When she broke her leg that time, and I watched her get back on the ice for the first day … she skated as if she was just a two-year-old starting to skate again," she said.
"I didn't think I'd ever, ever see the day that she'd even skate, let alone be on the world's stage."
Congratulations on winning silver, <a href="https://twitter.com/kaetlyn_23">@kaetlyn_23</a>! <a href="https://t.co/Xe7V0OYpT1">https://t.co/Xe7V0OYpT1</a>—@PremierofNL
Jackie Osmond said she was nervous, trying to hold her composure as she watched her daughter skate in the arena.
"For me it was a lot of shaking, and trying to stay calm myself," she said. "I believe if I stay calm, I send vibes to her to help keep her calm."
But with every completed element, the excitement grew and grew. Until finally — the finish.
"When it was over, just to see her expression, it just made me feel so happy."
With files from Here & Now