October 27, 2012

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) -- Canadian up-and-comer Kaetlyn Osmond made quite a debut, winning the women's title at Skate Canada, her first Grand Prix appearance.

The 16-year-old fell on her triple lutz in Saturday's free skate. But the rest of her program, to "Carmen," was strong and she finished with 176.45 points. That was more than a point better than reigning world bronze medalist Akiko Suzuki of Japan. Kanako Murakami of Japan was third.

Elene Gedevanishvili of Georgia, who won the short program, dropped to fifth place after an error-filled free skate.

U.S. junior champion Gracie Gold, competing in her first Grand Prix, struggled again. She was sixth in the free skate and finished seventh overall.

The men's and pairs free skates, as well as the free dance, are later Saturday.

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