WINTER OLYMPICS – GANGNEUNG, Republic of South Korea:
Canadian Kaetlym Osmond has won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics.
Osmond’s victory has been the entire Canada proud. Her medal confirms Canada’s number of 27 medals in this year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – an all-time record for the country at the Winter Games.
The 22 year old skater, the Canadian Kaetlym Osmond just once struggled with a slight bobble on a triple Lutz. She nailed it today by her display, not easy for someone who almost quit skating after a horrendous leg break accident during a training session in 2014.
“Usually I talk a lot. I did not talk much today. I was nervous, I was terrified all day.
But it was really very exciting, I felt more prepared than anything out on the ice.” OSMOND said.
Canada has just surpassed its national record posted in 2010 at Vancouver.
Russia’s Alina Zagitova, aged 15 only, has clinched gold for her country. Aliza scored a combined 239.57 to capture the gold medal. Her fellow Russian counterpart – also the reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva won a silver medal with 238.26 points.
All smiles for the pair of Russian teenagers who triumphed – gold and silver medals.
Osmond’s bronze is a confidence booster because Canada had not won an Olympic medal in women’s singles since Joannie Rochette earned a bronze at the Vancouver Games in 2010.
Certainly, a life lesson for every sports personnel.
For viewers, Canadian Kaetlym Osmond and her free program have made home into the hearts of billions. Osmond’s coach Ravi Walia has put in a lot of effort to train her.
Watching Osmond standing along with both Russian gold and silver winners – Ravi Walia would definitely be a proud coach. The entire crowd gave a standing ovation to the winners when they were on the podium to receive their medals.