Adelina Sotnikova ... WTF

misskarne

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Kwan and Slute made mistakes while Kim and Kostner were on their game.
I mean, not really. Kim wasn't perfectly clean, not to mention the dead, I-don't-actually-want-to-be-here vibe she spent the whole comp giving off.
Sotnikova also had that brief Rostelecom comeback in between Olympic cycles, and I think many of us were looking forward to her progress post-Sochi.
One of the biggest post-Olys disappointments of that cycle was when her Achilles snapped and robbed us of getting to see how she would have gone afterwards.
 

bardtoob

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Hughes and Sotnikova were always :yawn: and the Olympic Gold medal did not make them more watchable. Sarah could land an underrotated jump just as well as Sotnikova could fully rotate a high fall, which was more rewarded in their respective eras than doing doubles. Sarah had fewer steps to mask her clunky feet while Adelina did countless labored steps chasing level 4. They both had fugly catchfoot camel spins.

It is odd that people try to rewrite history to match their agenda. The disingenuousness is hilarious 😂

I wish we could haul some Olympic judges out here to point fingers at Kwan, Slutskaya, Lipnitskaya, Mao, etc. to complain that the results were bad at these two Olympics because they did not skate the way they were supposed to 🤣
 
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I remember her as a teenage OGM winner who was over the moon to skate well in her home country and I thought she had a promising future. I disagreed completely with the judging but had no hard feelings personally towards her, and I hope she is happy and healthy in her Post-skating life.
 

escaflowne9282

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I'm pretty sure they got some. That's how some people are.
Yeah. The vitriol directed towards them was ugly. I remember reading about how they were treated in the village, the late night jokes etc.
A lot of it seemed to just stem from Cold War rhetoric too :confused:
As for Sotnikova, she was a messy skater but the reaction to her win was... :yikes:
 

once_upon

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I dont know when it was - maybe 2010, that i decided there was nothing I could do about the judging nor was I going to change anything by continuous arguing what judges got wrong. Like when I was sure the judges got it wrong when Johnny/Evan tied in the long program (St. Paul maybe?), but my opinion didn't change results.

I just try to enjoy the programs and realize I have my own bias. I dont like it when people say skaters results are because their "team of coaches/federations, etc politicking efforts" - that may be true, I dont have any evidence of that and don't want it to take away from my enjoyment of skating

The skaters do not deserve to be threatened because someone doesn't like the results.

Of course, im sure that someone could point to something I posted since then to show I posted something that makes my statement wrong, but hopefully I'm too insignificant for anyone to care.

I enjoyed Adelina's skates.
 

AngieNikodinovLove

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Hughes and Sotnikova were always :yawn: and the Olympic Gold medal did not make them more watchable. Sarah could land an underrotated jump just as well as Sotnikova could fully rotate a high fall, which was more rewarded in their respective eras than doing doubles. Sarah had fewer steps to mask her clunky feet while Adelina did countless labored steps chasing level 4. They both had fugly catchfoot camel spins.

It is odd that people try to rewrite history to match their agenda. The disingenuousness is hilarious 😂

I wish we could haul some Olympic judges out here to point fingers at Kwan, Slutskaya, Lipnitskaya, Mao, etc. to complain that the results were bad at these two Olympics because they did not skate the way they were supposed to 🤣

Lol

Well at least that was an entertaining read.

What sticks out in my mind from Olympics past is that I really think Carolina should have won the Olympics in 2014 and if not her than Yuna. Everything else I think I am in agreement with as far as Olympic results as far as I can remember.

Maybe there could still be a case for Sasha Cohen for bronze in 2002 but maybe not.
 

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