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

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    1 2.78%
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  • 3rd (Bronze)

    1 2.78%
  • 4th

    1 2.78%
  • 5th

    2 5.56%
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  • Outside the top 10

    7 19.44%
  • Would not make the Russian team

    6 16.67%
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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.

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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.
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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...

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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.

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    Elena's photo of herself at the NHK banquet with her teammates: http://instagram.com/p/gibR3NQYY3/
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Elena's photo of herself at the NHK banquet with her teammates: http://instagram.com/p/gibR3NQYY3/
    Wow, all those grown ups and the little girl between them... I really didn't realize how small she was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie12 View Post
    Grace posted a pic with Elena - she has over a head on her!
    And here it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    And here it is
    Gracie looks like Radio's fairy godmother here.

    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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    Elena is so cute.
    Last edited by IceAlisa; 11-11-2013 at 01:19 AM.
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    Pictures of Radionova hugging Mao at the medal ceremony. If this is not cute, I don't know what is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    And here it is
    Haha, it looks like they should be wearing each others outfits. Who let Gracie wear that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyWarhol View Post
    Who let Gracie wear that?
    I think she looks beautiful.

    ETA: Well, she may look beautiful, but now I think her beauty is skin deep.
    Last edited by orientalplane; 11-11-2013 at 09:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robeye View Post
    Gracie looks like Radio's fairy godmother here.

    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.
    yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    And here it is
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_skate2011 View Post


    she isnt even gonna win any GP medals this season, thats for sure, she'll wait her turn after 2014
    just pcs is not comparable
    Oops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    I think she looks beautiful.

    ETA: Well, she may look beautiful, but now I think her beauty is skin deep.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyWarhol View Post
    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.
    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 by Robeye; 11-12-2013 at 07:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Elena is so cute.
    You mean sooooo cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    And here it is
    Elena looks like a little kid standing next to Gracie. A cute one.
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    it reminds me all the thread we had leading to Turino. Pointless.

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