MARYSTOWN, NL – Fans of Marystown’s Kaetlyn Osmond hosted events this past weekend to cheer on the 22-year-old figure skater.
Osmond, who is making her second Olympic appearance, won gold this past weekend in the team figure skating event. Along with Osmond, the team includes Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue, Gabrielle Daleman, Eric Radford, Megan Duhamel and Patrick Chan.
Supporters filled the lobby of Robin’s Donuts Sunday evening sporting red and white, some with hand-made signs with pictures of the skater pasted to them all with the message, “Go Kaetlyn Go.”
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard said residents are proud of the young skater’s accomplishments.
Osmond has a lot to be proud of, having won silver as a member of the national Olympic team in 2014. She is a three-time Canadian champion, World’s silver medalist, and most recently an Olympic gold medalist.
Synard said from the town’s perspective, Osmond is a role model for young people, viewed much like Sydney Crosby is in his home town of Cole Harbour, N.S.
“(Hockey players) want to be (like) Sydney Crosby and grow up and play for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and figure skaters from the Burin Peninsula want to be like Kaetlyn and have the chance to compete in the Olympics.”