Olympic medalist Osmond takes break from competitive skating
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond will skip the upcoming figure skating season after becoming the first Canadian woman to win the world championship in 45 years.
The 22-year-old Osmond had already decided to skip the Grand Prix circuit. The three-time Canadian champion announced Tuesday that her break would extend to the entire figure skating season.
Decorated Canadian pairs skaters Duhamel, Radford retire
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who teamed up for two pairs world championship titles and three Olympic medals, are retiring from competitive figure skating.
The 32-year-old Duhamel and 33-year-old Radford made their decision official Wednesday. They previously indicated they would retire some time after the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Waiting in the wings as stressful as figure skating itself
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Eric Radford was fortunate his arm wasn't bruised from all the times Meagan Duhamel was hitting it.
Bruno Massot barely could sit still watching the television. Partner Aliona Savchenko couldn't watch at all.
They call it the green room, where figure skaters wait after they are done performing and while others finish. It can be more like a courtroom awaiting the jury's verdict.
Canada leads after opening day of figure skating team event
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Patrick Chan stood emotionless in the middle of the ice after a shaky short program, one the three-time world champion thought had doomed Canada's chances in the team event at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Canada the power heading to Olympic figure skating events
The Maple Leaf could be on frequent display above the medals podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Canada heads to South Korea with the strongest overall figure skating team and with medal contenders in all four individual events. That's well ahead of expectations for the United States, which would be doing well to win three medals at the Winter Games.