Adelina Sotnikova uber thread

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by DELTA, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. DaiKozOda

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    Fantastic performance by Adelina. Congrats.
    Right now I would just like to see the faces of all of those that said that Adelina was such a headcase that she would never make it in big competitions. By the way, I would also like to see the yellow smiles of those who said Carolina didn't have it in her to make it to the OG podium. Well done girls.
  2. kuzytalent

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    She definitely wins a gold medal for the biggest thrash and disgrace in skating history. I hope her fans enjoy her being the most ridiculed skater in skating history in the coming years.
  3. Maofan7

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    Many congratulations Adelina :cheer2::biggrinbo:cheer2::biggrinbo:cheer2:

    A superb and well deserved win. Absolutely thrilled.

    kuzytalent - you are a complete toe head and a total idiot.
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  4. Wyliefan

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    I thought she was -- I was wrong. I liked her, but I had no expectations of her at all. But she had what it took in the end. :respec:
  5. Dr.Siouxs

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    Enjoy the gift darling! :)
  6. mrinalini

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    Hear, hear!

    I remember predicting that Adelina would win the gold in Sochi a few years ago. Of course, I also thought at that time that Kim wouldn't be around by then, and when it turned out that Kim would be, I was convinced that Kim would be unbeatable, so that's it for me as far as predictions go. :shuffle: This time I'm happy to be proven wrong, though. :)

    I'm not in teknik, but to me the quality of Adelina's jumps were on par with Kim's, and it's obvious that Adelina's technical content was more difficult. Kim won out on PCS, didn't she? So Adelina won outright based on TES, and deservedly so. She also skated with a whole lot more fire and intensity than Kim, so it just feels right that she did win.

    Congrats, Adelina! Russia's first ever OGM in ladies' singles skating! Woohoo!
  7. MrLucky

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    Wow Adelina what a great performance!

    And wow to Yuna and Carolina too! And what a great LP from Mao!

    Now that it is over I say, "Long Live the Czarina" :encore:
  8. usethis2

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    Adelina PCS: 74.41
    Yuna PCS: 74.60

    Are you freaking kidding me
  9. gk_891

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    Congrats to Adelina but this margin between the two skaters (not to mention Kostner) is ridiculous. Adelina's PCS should be significantly lower IMO. Oh well, what can one do. Such is the nature of the sport and the judges obviously saw something in Adelina both yesterday and today that they hadn't seen before.
  10. Ilyich

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    Congrats on the undeserved OGM.
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  12. Dr.Siouxs

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    With her victory, our sport has taken three steps backwards.
  13. NadineWhite

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO RUSSIA'S 1ST EVER LADIES OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST *ADELINA SOTNIKOVA*:kickass::cheer2::cheer:

    She's been my favorite out of the Russian women since I first saw her years ago. Finally, she realizes her potential (not full yet b/c she has LOTS more to give) on the biggest stage in the world. :hat1: I knew it was going to be tight, but her tech. rightfully blew everybody else away.

    Reminds me of one of my all-time favorites (aka Sarah Hughes) win in 2002, though Sarah skated perfectly whereas Adelina had one minor bobble on the 3/2/2 combo. No biggie. They also both had the very very rare distinction of winning the big ONE on home ice, even harder to do in front of one's country! :respec:

    Just goes to show one it's anybody's game. Same as Tara in 1998, Oksana in 1994, Max in 2013... :)
  14. Ilyich

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    Lol. Scott is such an idiot,
  15. MrLucky

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    and what will happen to the sport when Adelina wins a second OGM in 2018? :)
    Heck, Adelina is young enough and talented enough to even try for three Olympics.

    I was pretty sure when Adelina finished her LP that she had done enough to win. And I thought Carolina was amazing but Adelina had a big tech advantage over her.

    Under 6.0 Carolina probably would have won for such beautifully skated programs.

    Behold the new Golden girl at the flower ceremony.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/ladi...-competition-free-skate-1392901211-slideshow/
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  16. crs

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    Scott keeps FORGETTING how he WON his OGM with one of the WORST SKATES in olys hystory(scott said it was a good thing the JUDGES remeber who he was lol!) Guess he doesn't think men figure skating took *three steps backwards* when the JUDGES GIFTED HIM with a Gold Medal for his MEDIOCRE OLYS skate lol!:D Really,he has no business criticizing anyone. They are already sucking up to South Korea lol!
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  17. demetriosj

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    and skyfly kept telling us she was a headcase!!
  18. eternitygoddess

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    Olympics 2018 is in Pyeongchang.
  19. DELTA

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    Adelina wants to quit at 22
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  21. bronwynsings

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    I won't say how I feel about the results as I have not seen them yet, but I feel badly for Adelina. All this controversy surrounding what should be the greated night of her life, and she's still so young. And from now on when she skates, she might feel that she has to prove herself, and she was already a headcasey skater to begin with. I really hope people stop blaming her for what the judges might have done.
  22. Johnny_Fever

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    This morning they said Kim makes 14 million a year. Its someone else's turn. Sotnikova seems like a nice kid.
  23. PashaFan

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    So happy for her.
    She is not my favourite skater but she skated so well for the Gold.
    After being left out of the team event she wanted to prove herself & she did.
    Just because this result was close does not mean she does not deserve this.
    A Russian girl won in Russia because she EARNED it......on the ice.
  24. fenway2

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    Adelina probably doesn't know there is a controversy over her win. She's in a bubble right now at the Olympics being surrounded by screaming Russians telling her how wonderful she is.
  25. MrLucky

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    Adelina gave it everything she had and held nothing back. I always wondered what her scoring potential would be if she skated this way and went clean.

    Now I know the answer and if she received a hometown boost so have many other skaters over the years.
    I have followed Adelina since she was 12 and thought several years ago she would win the OGM in Sochi. Yes, doubts crept in the last year or two as she struggled with a growth spurt and lost her consistency. But the talent was always there and now we also know she has the heart of a champion.

    Everyone has their favorites but Adelina really skated great. Could the podium order have been different? Sure, a different panel or a different location could have changed the results.

    But what won't ever change is that Adelina, skating under the brightest of lights had the skate of her young life.
    I am happy for her and look forward to seeing her skate at Worlds and continuing her career next season.

    I forgot to mention this - but holy cow, Adelina has such big jumps!
  26. berthesghost

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    Seriously? At the Olympics? With all of those mics shoved in faces? Anywho....
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/20/olympics-figureskating-women-idUSL6N0LP50G20140220
  27. fenway2

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    While you're at it, find the quote by Adelina saying she's on cloud nine and it's the best day of her life. Like Ashley Wagner said, paraphrasing here, the world could blow up and she wouldn't know because all the athletes are in a bubble. If it took Oksana 8 years to realize that her win was controversial, then yeah I can believe that less than 12 hours after her win, Adelina is unaware of the massive outrage over her victory especially when she's surrounded by Russians. The realization will come in time but I doubt it's registered yet.
  28. DELTA

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  30. Tesla

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    :huh: Scott agreed with the result. Dr.Siouxs said it was a step back. Unless that's Scott Hamilton.
  31. tchaikovsky_177

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    What a stunning performance. Congrats Adelina! :cool:
  32. olympic

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    Congrats, Adelina.

    But her win is on par w/ Annett Poetzsch and Oksana Baiul, a head scratcher that will fuel sniping, a bit of controversy and never be embraced by a sizable minority
  33. Ilyich

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    Yep. I was criticizing Scott for so easily agreeing with the result. I think crs misunderstood me.
  34. berthesghost

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    She's in a kinda lose/lose situation. If she retires, she'll get the fluke treatment from now on. If she continues, she'll be under an unflattering microscope that shredded Hughes and Meisner. Or maybe she's the new Kat Witt. I doubt it, but one can hope.
  35. Tesla

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    I thought she deserved the win. Yuna didn't seem to care, though she was lovely. :shuffle:
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  37. oleada

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    Adelina looks gorgeous with her medal!
  38. MrLucky

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    So you know, PUTIN IS VERY HAPPY and my guess is that Adelina is looking at a win-win situation for herself and her family.
    In Russia she is the "Golden Girl" and Russia is a big place. ;)

    "In a message published on the Kremlin's website, Putin said Sotnikova "won and conquered the height that our figure skating team has been working for long years ... the whole Russia is proud of you."

    "The president also issued an official congratulation for Sotnikova on Thursday night."


    http://news.yahoo.com/putin-sotniko...lYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1NNRTQwMV8x
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  39. crs

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    Can anyone estimate Kim's fortune?
  40. crs

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    maybe lol! but seriously dear Scott probably won because of his BODY OF WORK LOL! He was TECHNICALLY OUSKATED by Adelina and company,that's how AWFUL he was lol1