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Osmond takes first step toward Sochi, winning Canadian women's short program

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform their short program during Senior Dance competition at the Canadian Skating Championships Friday January 10, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
January 10, 2014 - 12:21 PM

OTTAWA - Kaetlyn Osmond is halfway to clinching her spot in the Sochi Olympics, winning the women's singles short program at the Canadian figure skating championships Friday.

The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., who was sidelined for a good chunk of the last four months with injuries, landed a triple flip-triple toe loop combination, then a triple Lutz to score 70.3 points for her '60s-inspired performance to "Big Spender" and "Rich Man's Frug."

Amelie Lacoste of Delson, Que., scored 61.27 to leave her second heading into Saturday's free program.

Gabrielle Daleman, a 15-year-old from Newmarket, Ont., is third with 58.38.

Canada has two berths in women's singles for the Sochi Olympics.

The Olympic figure skating team will be announced Sunday.

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