When a then-16-year old Kaetlyn Osmond won the short program at the 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships last January, observers of Canadian skating saw something very special in the works. While she couldn’t convert that into a Canadian title – she finished third – many were excited about her senior international debut this season.
Osmond won Nebelhorn Trophy to start the fall, taking gold over former World junior champion Adelina Sotnikova. And she made her debut at Skate Canada with this superb and fiery short program, serving notice that she could very well be the next Canadian ladies’ star. Another gold at Skate Canada, and now she's on her way to try to conquer Canadian Nationals next month.
And trust me, after the last couple of seasons of underwhelming performances from the Canadian ladies, Osmond’s emergence is major.