Updated: Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:19 | By Agence France-Presse

Osmond wins short programme at Canadian Figure Skating Championships

Kaetlyn Osmond will take a substantial lead into the free skate after winning the women's singles short programme at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

Osmond wins short programme at Canadian Figure Skating Championships

In this file photo, Kaetlyn Osmond skates during the ladies' short program at the ISU GP 2013 Skate Canada International, at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick, on October 25, 2013

The 18-year-old Osmond, who is coming off a string of injuries, was awarded 70.30 points at the Canadian Tire Arena on Friday. 

Amelie Lacoste was second after compiling 61.27 points while 15-year-old Gabrielle Daleman (58.38) was third heading into Saturday's free skate final.

Osmond skated her 1960s inspired performance to the tune of "Big Spender" and "Rich Man's Frug".

The nationals are doubling as the Olympic trials for the Sochi Olympics. Canada will send two skaters in women's singles.

The team will be chosen after the end of Saturday's competition.

Osmond finished eighth in last year's world championships. But the past four months has been a struggle for her because of injuries -- a problem with her ankle, followed by a torn hamstring.

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