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Adelina Sotnikova uber thread

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

  1. bronwynsings

    bronwynsings Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Johnny_Fever

    Johnny_Fever Well-Known Member

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

    PashaFan Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. fenway2

    fenway2 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. MrLucky

    MrLucky Active Member

    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!
  6. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

    Seriously? At the Olympics? With all of those mics shoved in faces? Anywho....
  7. fenway2

    fenway2 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. DELTA

    DELTA Active Member

  9. caitinlv

    caitinlv Member

  10. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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

    tchaikovsky_177 Active Member

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

    olympic Well-Known Member

    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
  13. Ilyich

    Ilyich New Member

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

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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

    DobrinFan Well-Known Member

  17. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Adelina looks gorgeous with her medal!
  18. MrLucky

    MrLucky Active Member

    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."

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2014
  19. crs

    crs Well-Known Member


    Can anyone estimate Kim's fortune?
  20. crs

    crs Well-Known Member

    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
  21. tarotx

    tarotx Well-Known Member

    She better continue, she has a lot of ability to grow. I would like to see that. She has a lot of talent. She can make her mark as an individual and even if she doesn't perform as well again she can get herself memorable. Perhaps she should skip worlds though.
  22. crs

    crs Well-Known Member

    Yes,but that's not her problem.
  23. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

    I hope you're right. I'm too jaded. USFS has a habit of not treating it's winners like "golden girls" as does Russia IMO (Maria won 99 worlds, Russia's first win, yet the 00 season seemed to begin with an definite preference for Irina) and already Adelina has spoken about feeling slighted by a preference for Julia. This was a big win and I hope she can ride the wave and not become the next Poetzch.
  24. zippy

    zippy Active Member

    I loved this line from a Slate article:

    Adelina was on fire in the short and long! It was such an exciting ladies final and I'm kind of sad people can't relax a bit about the results and recognize what Adelina accomplished at these Games. As for those saying she was helped along by the Russian audience, well, it didn't really seem to help Lipnitskaya. A home crowd is its own kind of pressure and she stood up to it. All three medalists were incredible and I hope people can take a step back and remember this as the great Olympic final that it was.
  25. crs

    crs Well-Known Member


    julia is my fave,but I recognize how difficult it was for somebody with nerve problems like adelina to skate like that under such pressure. kim never had to win an olympic medal in south korea.
  26. crs

    crs Well-Known Member

    Her *I already have a gold medal* remarks makes me wonder about Yuna's decision to compete here. I don't know if her fed asked her to compete or she was bored and decided to give the olys another try.
  27. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    It must be hard to motivate oneself after winning the OGM, no matter at what age. Adelina has a lot of room to improve artistically, so I hope she will stick around for at least 2 more years, may be longer.
  28. miki88

    miki88 Active Member

    I hope Adelina stays and proves herself more. I remember being very impressed with her when she was dominating the junior field. I liked her Swan Lake program. I wish she could go back to more classical programs. She needs better packaging and choreography because she has some really good qualities. Her long program was really strange. I think they were going the avant-garde route, but it just appeared bizarre to me. Regardless, I find the outrage aimed at her personally to be over the top. She did really well and congrats to her.
  29. rosewood

    rosewood  Well-Known Member

    I know I'm very late. I've just been so busy. Congratulations to Adelina!!!! I've been in love with her since she skated TAT's programs in the junior field. Yes, she has things to work on from now but it is true she's a so much wonderful skater. I'm happy she finally delivered two clean programs in front of the people in her country. I'm proud of her. Please don't be bothered by the crappy media etc and lose motivation to progress as a matured skater. Adelina have to save me after Mao and Caro retire. :D :cheer:
  30. arakwafan2006

    arakwafan2006 Well-Known Member

    I wish I could have seen Tatiana Tarasova's reaction to Adelina winning.