Executive Council
Children, Seniors and Social Development
February 23, 2018

Premier Ball Congratulates Kaetlyn Osmond for Olympic Success

Today, Kaetlyn Osmond, a native of Marystown, and the reigning Canadian champion, claimed Olympic Bronze in figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ms. Osmond also won a gold medal earlier in the Games along with Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and Gabrielle Daleman in the figure skating team event.

Ms. Osmond scored 152.15 in her long program for a combined score of 231.02. This is the first time a Canadian has won an Olympic medal in women’s singles since 2010. This is also a historic medal win as it boosts Canada’s total in Pyeongchang to 27, an all-time high for the country at a Winter Games.

In the 2012–13 season, Osmond won her first international title at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy competition. She then made her senior Grand Prix debut at the 2012 Skate Canada event, where she captured the gold medal. Kaetlyn is a three-time Canadian national champion (2013, 2014, 2017), 2017 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, a 2017 World silver medalist and, in 2014 won an Olympic silver medal as a member of Team Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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“Kaetlyn truly exemplifies what can be achieved through hard work and determination. As Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, we are extremely proud of Kaetlyn and congratulate her on another Olympic medal win. She is an incredible role model for our young people.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Her outstanding performance on the world stage has earned Kaetlyn not one, but two more Olympic medals. Kaetlyn’s dedication and passion have shaped her into one of the world’s top athletes in her sport. We couldn’t be more proud of her tremendous success.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“The community of Marystown and entire Burin Peninsula are absolutely ecstatic today. We have been following Kaetlyn’s career and cheering her on since she was a young figure skater. I can remember Kaetlyn and her sister spending many early mornings training, and with the unwavering support of her family it has paid off again. To watch this amazing athlete skate and see her stand on the podium twice in Pyeongchang is incredible. We couldn’t be more proud of Kaetlyn, and look forward to celebrating with Canada and Marystown’s stellar Olympian when she returns home.”
Mark Browne
MHA Placentia West-Bellevue

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2018 02 23                              9:45 a.m.