The 19-year-old impressed with her trademark artistic skills, performing to ‘dream a little dream of me.’
“That was great, that really was a dream,” Craine said immediately after her performance.
“My main goal was just to have a clean skate and get through to the free skate and I’ve done that so I can’t ask for much more.
“I’ve been feeling good the last few days and it’s felt like everything just went right for me, so I’m glad I was able to go out and do that.”
The Newcastle native was supported in the crowd by her parents, and skating teammates.
“The fans were amazing and I loved looking up and seeing the Aussie colours in the stands,” she said.
“Having mum and dad here was amazing. I really felt like they were out there skating with me.
“They’ve been on this journey with me from the very start and this is very much their Olympics as much as mine.”
Carine’s score of 56.77 saw her qualify straight through to Friday’s Free Skate.