Newfoundland and Labrador’s own Kaetlyn Osmond is walking away from figure skating competition at age 23.
Osmond took to Twitter this afternoon to say it was official and that she would be retiring from the competition side of skating. She says she has personally known this for a while, but to hear it officially announced doesn’t seem real.
I guess it’s officially out there for everyone to know. I am no longer going to be competing. I’ve personally known this for a while, but to hear it officially announced, it doesn’t sound real. I am excited about future plans that I have, and I can’t wait to share them with you!
— Kaetlyn Osmond (@kaetlyn_23) May 2, 2019
The Marystown native retires with three Olympic medals—a gold, silver and bronze, a gold and silver in the World Championships, and a bronze in the Grand Prix Final.
She was the first Canadian to win World’s since Karen Magnussen in 1973.
Osmond has also been named to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In her tweet, Osmond says she is excited about her future plans, and looks forward to sharing them.
Although retiring from competition, Osmond will still be part of the Rock the Rink Tour with Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan coming to the Mile One Centre on November 23, 2019.