Wednesday, November 14

Alissa Czisny Out of NHK Trophy; Will Osmond Get Another Event?

Surprising said no one that Alissa Czisny has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy after trying to recover from injuries following the end of last season. However, since her withdrawal comes just 9 days before the event, there is no requirement for the ISU to replace her with another lady.

Kaetlyn Osmond, winner of Skate Canada, would likely only need a top five finish in Japan to qualify herself as a surprising Grand Prix Final participant. She is one of five ladies that are 'next in line' as substitutes, but she would also face off against home country skaters Akiko Suzuki and Mao Asada, who are also looking to earn their ticket to the Final.


Tara said...

Awesome! I totally think Kaetlyn Osmond is awesome. She really deserves that top five finish! Good luck to all of those amazing competitors! I can't wait to see the results.

Tony said...

She hasn't been assigned just yet ;-)