Kaetlyn Osmond CAN
2018 Olympics free skate
Coming into the individual event at the Olympics, expectations for Kaetlyn Osmond were just a bit uncertain. After a strong fall, where she won her first Grand Prix Final medal and showed a whole lot of promise, she had a subpar Canadians and then a rough go in her Team Event short program in PyeongChang, which is traditionally her stronger program.
And so when it came to the individual event, all bets were off. But Osmond took the time between team and individual to regroup and figure herself out in practice, and she came in refreshed, putting down her best short of the season to sit in third going into the free skate.
But how would she handle the pressure with the podium within reach?
As it turned out, all it took was a slight error on her triple lutz to break the ice (so to speak) for the rest of her program. Instead of letting her mind overthink the rest of her program, Osmond regrouped and skated the rest of her free skate with more confidence than ever.
It was artistically sophisticated and technically superb, and it made Kaetlyn Osmond the sixth Canadian woman to win a singles Olympic medal.
BONUS: Osmond Olympics SP