This is how dominant she was. Kaetlyn Osmond could have technically omitted the entire second half of her free skate and still won the gold. She took her first Canadian title yesterday with two commanding performances that prove that she is the next big thing in Canadian figure skating. In pairs, Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford successfully defended their title, but it wasn't an easy one.
Results: 2013 Canadian Championships
After going undefeated in the fall in her debut on the senior international circuit, all eyes were on Osmond to run away with the title. And she delivered. A strong and confident short program gave her a massive lead, which she extended after her free skate. Even with a fall on her last jump, a double axel, the six triples she landed in her free skate were more than enough to give her the gold by over 37 points.
The silver went to last year's junior champion, Gabrielle Daleman, who at 15, is still too young for the ISU championships. Still, she put together a strong free skate with five clean triples, including a triple toe-triple toe combination.
The battle for the bronze was became the confusion of the night. When it was all said and done, it was Alaine Chartrand who took third ahead of defending champion Amelie Lacoste. Chartrand was unofficially fourth, but a closer look at the protocols revealed an error in calculation. Her triple lutz-half loop-triple salchow was called a jump sequence instead of a jump combination, which lowered her base value. After the error was fixed, Chartrand overtook Lacoste by just over a point.
Lacoste, second after the short program, landed three clean triples in the first half of her free skate. But that would be it with the triples for her, and she was unable to overcome the technical advantage of Daleman and Chartrand's free skates.
The battle for the pairs' title was the most intense out of the four disciplines. Duhamel/Radford, the defending champions, eked out a win in both phases of the competition to defeat former Canadian champions Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch, who are having a resurgent season after finishing fourth last year.
Moore-Towers/Moscovitch set the standard with one of the best free skates of their career, only to be overtaken by Duhamel/Radford, who also skated one of their best free skates ever. The title was decided by just two points. Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers won their third bronze in a row.
LADIES (final standings)
1. Kaetlyn Osmond - 201.34
2. Gabrielle Daleman - 163.90
3. Alaine Chartrand - 157.22
4. Amelie Lacoste - 156.14
5. Veronik Mallet - 143.87
6. Julianne Seguin - 131.77
7. Adriana DeSanctis - 130.69
8. Rachel Gendron - 129.61
9. Kate Charbonneau - 126.01
10. Roxanne Cournoyer - 125.67
11. Kelsey McNeil - 124.42
12. Vanessa Grenier - 124.03
13. Alexe Gilles - 123.94
14. Gabrielle Anne Cormier - 123.75
15. Alexandra Gagnon - 122.48
16. Jessica-Amy Sergeant - 121.40
17. Sarah Jourdain - 112.48
WD Roxanne Rheault
PAIRS (final standings)
1. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford - 206.63
2. Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch - 204.54
3. Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers - 171.13
4. Brittany Jones/Ian Beharry - 158.47
5. Margaret Purdy/Michael Marinaro - 154.29
6. Taylor Steele/Simon-Pierre Cote - 131.33