Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Osmond First after Short Program at Skating Grand Prix Finale

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Osmond First after Short Program at Skating Grand Prix Finale

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Osmond first after short program at skating GP

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NAGOYA, Japan - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond executed a near-perfect performance Friday to take first place in the women's short program at the ISU Grand Prix Final figure skating event.

The 22-year-old from Marystown, N.L., landed a triple-triple combination, a triple Lutz and a double Axel to collect an international personal best 77.04 points.

"It felt really good and I felt really controlled," said Osmond, the world championship silver medallist last season. "I wasn't happy with how my short program went at the Grand Prix in France and I didn't want that to happen here."

Alina Zagitova of Russia was second at 76.27 and Satoko Miyahara of Japan third at 74.61.

The long program is Saturday.

On the men's side, American Nathan Chen held his lead from the short program to edge Japan's Shoma Uno. …

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