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Canadian figure skaters Daleman and Osmond qualify for free program

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women's figure skating competiton at the Sochi Winter Olympics Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in Sochi. .
Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women's figure skating competiton at the Sochi Winter Olympics Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in Sochi. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Both Canadian skaters qualified to compete in the free program on Thursday.

16 year-old Gabrielle Daleman touched down on one landing, but came close to equaling her season’s best score, with 52.61. She finished in 19th place after the short program.

Kaetlyn Osmond, from Marystown, Newfoundland, stumbled on a landing, but finished with a score of 56.18, for 13th place. Osmond was part of the team which won silver for Canada in the team event earlier in the Olympics.

And the darling of this Olympics, to Russian fans at least, 15 year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya made a rare mistake and fell while landing a jump. Despite showing incredible flexibility and whirlwind spins, she only achieved a score of 65.23, good enough for fifth place.

The free program starts at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (7:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, Feb. 20.

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