If Elena Radionova were able to compete at the 2014 Olympics, would she win a medal?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Maofan7, Aug 8, 2013.

Where would Elena Radionova place if she were able to compete at the 2014 Olympics?

Poll closed Sep 8, 2013.
  1. 1st (Gold)

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. 2nd (Silver)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3rd (Bronze)

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  4. 4th

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. 5th

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. 6th - 10th

    18 vote(s)
    50.0%
  7. Outside the top 10

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  8. Would not make the Russian team

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    Ok, I've been sceptical, but after seing her at two GPs already gotta admit it's hard not to love this kid. She's just so freaking cute.
     
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Speaking of "freaking cute" ;) ... in case some haven't watched this yet, I'm re-posting this 10-minute profile video, produced by IMG, that was filmed primarily at the CSKA rink in Moscow and features more on Elena Radionova than Adelina Sotnikova (their interviews are translated into English, including Inna Goncharenko's, who coaches Radionova): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1LqZtubZos
    Elena is especially charming with her bubbly chatter and open facial expressions.
     
  3. Blondie12

    Blondie12 New Member

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    Grace posted a pic with Elena - she has over a head on her! I hope Elena survives puberty - sometimes these girls fizzle out and they cannot do the jumps as well...
     
  4. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    I seem to remember a few years ago everyone talking about the incredibly talented up-and-coming Russian ladies and that Leonova, etc., were so lucky these young ladies who were absolutely going to win all of the medals in 2014 weren't eligible for 2010. Now we're here and all those same incredibly talented up-and-coming ladies are so lucky that the new up-and-comers aren't age eligible.
     
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  6. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    Wow, all those grown ups and the little girl between them... I really didn't realize how small she was.
     
  7. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    And here it is
     
  8. Robeye

    Robeye Curiously curious

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    Gracie looks like Radio's fairy godmother here. :lol:

    C'mon, Gracie, don't you want to be seen as the one who gets the glass slipper? For now, stow the head bling, and never stand next to anyone who can still get candy on Halloween.
     
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  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Elena is so cute.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013
  10. DobrinFan

    DobrinFan Well-Known Member

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    Pictures of Radionova hugging Mao at the medal ceremony. If this is not cute, I don't know what is! :D
     
  11. AndyWarhol

    AndyWarhol Well-Known Member

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    Haha, it looks like they should be wearing each others outfits. Who let Gracie wear that?
     
  12. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    I think she looks beautiful. :)

    ETA: Well, she may look beautiful, but now I think her beauty is skin deep.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013
  13. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    :lol: yes.
     
  14. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    Gracie posted that she looks like a 'giant' next to Elena lol!

    Btw is the tiara a new trend with people other than Royalty? It looks kind of silly imo for a banquet but that's just me.
     
  15. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Oops. :lol:
     
  16. AndyWarhol

    AndyWarhol Well-Known Member

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    She does look beautiful, but the outfit is totally inappropriate.. both for her age and the occasion. Elena's little black dress would have been a better choice.
     
  17. Robeye

    Robeye Curiously curious

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    Elena's outfit is like something a medieval monk would wear, and it's a stroke of freaking genius. It so makes her look like the waif-y scullery maid that needs to be plucked out of Cinderella obscurity.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2013
  18. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

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    You mean sooooo cute :swoon:
     
  19. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    Elena looks like a little kid standing next to Gracie. A cute one.
     
  20. Nours

    Nours Active Member

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    it reminds me all the thread we had leading to Turino. Pointless.
     
  21. Spun Silver

    Spun Silver Well-Known Member

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    In answer to the original question, I sure hope not. She is a gangly kid, however many triples she can do.