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    Stunning! Thanks for the links
    Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!

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    Beautiful! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins View Post
    Nonsense. Neither Baiul nor especially Sotnikova are head scratchers compared to Poetzch's win.
    Well, I agree w/ you somewhat. But, I guess maybe we are defining 'head scratcher' differently?

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    Love this photo from the official site of Olympics.
    http://www.olympic.org/Global/Images...nikova_600.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    Love this photo from the official site of Olympics.
    http://www.olympic.org/Global/Images...nikova_600.jpg
    Me too!!! I would love to caption that photo, one for the haterz, the other for the Russian Fed !!!

    Some more photos from Bermeniev
    http://cs619830.vk.me/v619830855/78f/xcQ3y6scAN0.jpg
    http://cs619830.vk.me/v619830855/798/4V33rrAKOWw.jpg
    http://cs619830.vk.me/v619830855/7a1/6KHkjXzXnkE.jpg
    http://cs619830.vk.me/v619830855/7aa/YkabZmaS8p0.jpg
    http://cs619830.vk.me/v619830855/7b3/iCijKxpC7sU.jpg

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    http://instagram.com/p/lnA2o2NVl9/

    This picture in particular is absolutely GORGEOUS. I don't think Adelina looks bad with her hair up, but I so wish she could skate with it down.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronwynsings View Post
    http://instagram.com/p/lnA2o2NVl9/

    This picture in particular is absolutely GORGEOUS. I don't think Adelina looks bad with her hair up, but I so wish she could skate with it down.
    Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=m_lm08m7AT0

    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIronLady View Post
    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.
    Now Adelina has ugly spins?

    I like Adelina's spins and appreciate how she hits some unique positions so effortlessly.

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    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.

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    Thank you for all of those links to those pics and videos DobrinFan! You ROCK!

    Quote Originally Posted by olympic View Post
    Well, I agree w/ you somewhat. But, I guess maybe we are defining 'head scratcher' differently?
    Perhaps..

    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    Love this photo from the official site of Olympics.
    http://www.olympic.org/Global/Images...nikova_600.jpg
    Love that pic, thanks for posting it! That's maybe my favorite Adelina moment in her whole Olympic LP - that wave during her spiral! So cute!

    'Talk to the hand' might be one good caption for the haterz.

    Thanks again for links to pics and videos!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIronLady View Post
    I believe all IJS spins tend toward ugly. It's the great skater's job to minimize this.
    The IJS has driven pairs to doing extremely ugly death spirals that slow down, get the man out of position, just to get more points. Compared to that the IJS spins are not ugly. Sotnikova does a very difficult spin and just because she doesn't look like a pretty princess doesn't mean it's ugly. As a side note, I am happy that they got rid of the spiral position changes requirements. Those were the ugliest things ever in FS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    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.
    I don't defend Adelina because of the excessive negativity from the yunabots but because I like her skating. I liked Adelina from the first time I saw a clip of her skating when she was only 12 years old.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAz8bwqhcTI

    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

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    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.

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    Adelina Sotnikova "Athlete should look feminine even in training"

    New photoshoot behind the scene photos:
    http://cs605325.vk.me/v605325692/36e9/YvK83JG3nVE.jpg
    http://cs608926.vk.me/v608926528/4ca0/kEQxv02Od00.jpg
    http://cs606231.vk.me/v606231577/4d2a/hhZbcAvGG2c.jpg
    http://cs540109.vk.me/c620119/v62011...KA31H-RpAA.jpg
    http://cs540109.vk.me/c620119/v62011...p6BoqfI1z8.jpg
    http://cs540109.vk.me/c620119/v62011...KCjYQeGo10.jpg

    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:
    http://cs608527.vk.me/v608527680/4292/cbMw3VWGMuw.jpg
    http://cs608527.vk.me/v608527680/427f/_QLELN8KDPQ.jpg
    http://cs608527.vk.me/v608527680/4286/V9chzua5SvE.jpg
    http://cs608527.vk.me/v608527680/4229/P1JY6Rh_Ato.jpg
    http://cs616326.vk.me/v616326761/6ec4/ODhCb0cdh48.jpg

    One more Sergey Bermeniev photo

    Between what she's wearing, the background scenery, and the drunk homeless looking old women this is one photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLucky View Post
    I don't defend Adelina because of the excessive negativity from the yunabots but because I like her skating. I liked Adelina from the first time I saw a clip of her skating when she was only 12 years old.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAz8bwqhcTI

    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
    When I heard that a twelve year old had won Russian Nationals I laugh so hard. Went and saw the above video and immediately became a fan. Been one ever since. This roller coaster of a ride has NOT been fun for me. Between the haterz (...me biting my tongue) and her inconsistent performances (brilliant SP at Euros '13 and all this season versus Japan Open FP, CoC FP, GPF FP), I almost gave up any hope for her winning a competition outside of Russian Nationals. I always supported her through the good and the bad times, I just had to lower my expectations so low that after GPF, it was on the ground. Then when she was passed up for the team event, it broke my heart I had hoped she would be pissed enough to lay down 2 near perfect routines and medal. So for her to walk away with gold...........Wow!!!

    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.

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