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Osmond fifth in ladies' free skate in team event

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2/9/2014 1:19:37 PM
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Kaetlyn Osmond and her Canadian teammates are assured of at least a silver medal in the inaugural team figure skating event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. 

Osmond, of Marystown, N.L., fell in the middle of her routine and placed fifth in the ladies' free skate at Iceberg Skating Palace (110.73 points), but that was all the Canadians needed after a strong performance by Kevin Reynolds in the men's free earlier Sunday.

Reynolds scored 167.92, after replacing Patrick Chan who was third in the men's short program Thursday.

Russia is guaranteed the gold medal after a sensational skate by teenage phenom Yulia Lipnitskaya, who pleased the partisan crowd and dominated her competition with a first-place score of 141.51.

The Americans locked up bronze after a phenomenal performance by Gracie Gold, who was replacing Ashley Wagner (who competed in the short program). Gold's score of 129.38 was good enough for second in the event.

Italy's Valentina Marchei (112.51) and Akiko Suzuki (112.33) of Japan, were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Russia's 67 points made it mathematically impossible for Canada (56 points) to take them down in the ice dance free, in which Americans Charlie White and Meryl Davis set a world record with a score of 114.34. Reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada placed second (107.56).

 

 

 

Kaetlyn Osmond (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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