Stunning! Thanks for the links
Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!
Adelina on ENERGY (interview vid) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ37lizwL_0#t=36
Interview "Be sure to thank the parents" http://newsvostok.ru/?c=news&id=44416 .........apparently she didn't know she wasn't being sent to
Worlds when she was interviewed
"Ready to many, I could" (long interview) http://www.mk.ru/sport/interview/201...ya-smogla.html
"Do not envy those who go to Japan" http://news.sportbox.ru/Vidy_sporta/...edet-v-YAponiy
I think her hair is completely down here while skating with K. Reynolds at the 3 min mark!!! Cute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXfP...yer_detailpage
Official VK fan page http://vk.com/public68187269
2nd fan page http://vk.com/adelina_sotnikova
Omega interview at Olympics w/ translator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUXv0MRYaM8
Sotnikova and Trankov receive medals from Defense of Ministry (video) http://tvzvezda.ru/news/sport/conten...82148-8la1.htm
Don't know if these have been posted yet:
Cover in Yes! Magazine, pre-Olympics:
#PlayRussian Nike ad, pre-Olympics:
Main site http://nikeinc.com/news/nike-celebra...#/inline/25577
The one thing really exquisite about Adelina is the height of her jumps. They are so lovely when she has a good landing. She has the potential to be great, but we have yet to see that. Sometimes she is merely good. Her skating is perpetually lacking in understanding of the musical nuances, and her spins are too ugly still. I think she should continue developing and not leave us with this as her best.
I believe all IJS spins tend toward ugly. It's the great skater's job to minimize this.
Last edited by TheIronLady; 03-24-2014 at 02:02 PM.
Thank you for all of those links to those pics and videos DobrinFan! You ROCK!
Thanks again for links to pics and videos!
I have not had the time to look up all the pics, videos, etc. but I plan to. It is a good antidote for the Sotnikova hatred on this board. I am not even her fan, but I believe she earned her OGM in Sochi by skating great. She does not deserve the kind of venom being spewed in other threads. So I come here sometimes to talk about more pleasant things. Adelina deserves a lot of credit for what she did well. The hatred in other threads makes me defend her, and if she continues to skate like this, I could become her fan.
It has been interesting and unpredictable at times = fun watching Adelina grow from astounding child prodigy to Olympic champion.
I will continue watching and wishing her the best in the future.
If that makes me a "Sotbot" no problem
I started watching her from the time she was 14, I think, and I did have high hopes for her earlier. Last couple of years I was very disappointed in her, but she showed improvement this year. Her Olympic performances were way beyond my expectations, and I have defended her win. This is a new Adelina for me, and I want to see more of her before I can decide if I just like her sometimes or if I am a true fan.
Adelina Sotnikova "Athlete should look feminine even in training"
New photoshoot behind the scene photos:
New video interview (3/27/14, vid, Russian)
(In the background shows Olympic SP in full, part of Olympic LP, random Olympic pics, getting her car, part of Julia L. World SP, pic of Anna P.)
Adelina and Julia Olympic interview (vid)
Olympic hopes interview (vid, pre-Olympics)
Skaters who won the Olympic Games in Sochi, handed cash certificates (vid)
Bigger pics of the Yes! magazine photo shoot:
One more Sergey Bermeniev photo
Between what she's wearing, the background scenery, and the drunk homeless looking old women this is one photo
Now for next season, I hope for better costumes and programs. She's sticking with Tchernyshev as her choreographer, so hopfully he brings his A game and give her something better than what he gave her this season.