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    Always liked her programs and music even though I thought she made too many mistakes in a difficult program and we all fret about why she kept trying for that 3F-3 when she always fell, shades of Mao and her 3A ...but she stunned me in Sochi, what a skate! Well done, enjoy your moment, thank you for a great skate, congrats!

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    Sotnikova with Baker an english or australian singer ? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y3TS...layer_embedded

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    I loved watching her..but i couldnt help but notice how her briefs were riding up so high and tight in her butt crack almost totally exposing her behind cheeks. Did she wear them like that on purpose. The same thing for Julia Lipnitskaia ...in the short program her briefs were all the way up in her buttocks almost like a thong. They are too young to be showing off like that

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    This whole post Olympic figure skating alleged controversy has blown me away with it's hysteria and vicousness aimed at a great girl. It is the most horrendous hate I have ever seen aimed at an athlete. The comments aimed at Adelina Sotnikova about karma, wishing her ill will, cursing at her and death threats (I haven't seen those but I have seen other posters mention them) and just general hate aimed Sotnikova's way even on her Instagram page. It is pathetic and quite sick to have that kind of hate in your heart for an athlete that gave the performance of her lifetime and lifted a beleagured nation of 140 million plus people for a special moment. Queen Kim would be disgusted by such hate filled commnets aimed at Adelina.

    I'm curious, why do so many figure skating experts and fans fail to mention that the top 2 scores and the lowest 2 scores are deleted? So if the Russian and say Ukranian judges voted say 150 plus for Adelina those scores are deleted just like the lowest 2 scores for say Yuna Kim are cancelled as well That matters. This is the scoring system they just had to have after the 2002 scandal and Sotnikova took full advantage of this system adding up points with her more difficult program to upset Queen Kim and the valiant Carolina Kostner. The thing is there is no scandal here. Let's face it Adelina was coming on after a good grand prix season, a great gold medal performance at nationals, a fine silver at Europeans and a super short program in Sochi. Her level was rising and she was on the way up and that continued in the long program. Why do people act like Adelina is some kind of scrub or mediocre figure skater? She won Russian nationals whenh she was 12! Unbelievanle. Yes she's been up and down in her career and her new up is way up there but I I hope she is considered the most complete women's figure skater in the world in the future. She is not the most talented but once her artistry and style improves it will nicely complent her already elite technical and athletic skills. This is the scoring sytem. Deal with it or have it changed again to favor the artistry and grace of skaters rather than favoring the athleticism and more difficult point gathering programs like Adelina's. I expect Adelina to continue her career and continue to improve and not run and hide the way Lipinski and Hughes did after their gold medals.

    By the way Sotnikova's upset of Kim was historical but Adelina's points added up to a gold medal the way Lysacek's points added up to gold in Vancouver against Plushenko arguably the greatest figure skater of all time. That is the system like it or not. And most don't like it these days.

    Were Adelina's scores slightly inflated by the energy she brought, passion she showed and excellence of execution during her 2 programs due to the loud home crowd? I think so just the way Sarah Hughes scores were lifted in Salt Lake City in 2002 because of huge home crowd support and her reaching her highest level ever. Something similar happened to Sotnikova in Sochi as with Hughes in SLC.

    While Adelina's free skate for the gold wasn't as flawless as Kim and Kostner's were she clearly as NBC pointed out before her free skate was skating a more technically difficult program than Kim and Kostner did. and she was scored that way because she skated very well and brought the house down. Well done to Adelina and her team for organizing this 17 year old girl with a program to rack up points with more triple jumps and combos than most of her top competitors. It really paid off.

    By the way Kim, Sotnikovs and Kostner were in a virtual tie after the short program and Kostner skated a flawless free skate and she did it in her beautiful and artistic style with 7 triples like Sotnikova so where are the petitions and anger from her fans and from Italy? I wouldld't have acted so bitter and nasty if the gold went to Kim or Kostner. But like other times the Olympic gold medal went to more of an upstart rather than the established superstar. Nothing new here.

    I can only surmise that the same judges who placed Sotnikova ahead of Kim are the same judges or some of the same judges who always voted Kim for gold or at least put her on the podium. There is no doubt that Kim is great. Se may be the greatest women's figure skater of all time. But the scoring sytem worked against her this time.

    One thing is for sure this was a very close competition where the scoring system went to the advantage of the Russian as NBC said it would. It did. I am sure Yuna would be sick at the vile hate filled comments aimed at Sotknikova by some of her fans and compatriots as would many of the sports leaders of South Korea. If there was an investigation into the scoring they will fin that Adelina's 2 highest scores were deleted and Kim's 2 lowest scores were deleted. That matters.

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    Russian interviews:

    Adelina welcome home party at CSKA (her rink) where they place her name "Adelina" across a part of the ice http://tvzvezda.ru/news/sport/conten...51723-7e4r.htm
    2nd video includes short interview with mama Sotnikova http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj_sLYwN0Eo#t=146

    Interview with Sotnikova and her coach (5 parts). She sure looks pretty in green and with her hair curled!!! http://www.sovsport.md/video/gallery...14966?p=314621

    Late night talk show interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq9qorHftRg

    Russian song dedicated to Adelina (she's cracking up!!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmR2DR6qc1c

    NBC: Getting to know Sotnikova http://www.nbcolympics.com/photos/ge...golden-moments

    Olympic SP on NBC http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/ade...-short-program
    Olympic LP on NBC http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/ade...lympic-journey

    NBC: For Sotnikova, It's a Night to Remember http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/sot...night-remember

    Medal Ceremony NBC http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/med...figure-skating

    NBC article, 2nd video is her awaiting Yu-Na's scores and running down the hallway to huge her coach and others including Kostner . 1st video she tries to speak a couple of English sentences!!! http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/adel...sy-future-wins

    Sotnikova and her Mercedes
    http://instagram.com/p/k6sf7ZtVnr/
    http://instagram.com/p/k6sy2gNVn7/
    http://instagram.com/p/k6n3WshwIT/

    Sotnikova and Putin
    Old:
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    http://cs409422.vk.me/v409422213/ab09/ZeIWBwjr3V8.jpg
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    New:
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    http://instagram.com/p/kzZC8TNVoR/
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    Thanks so much DobriniFan for all that Adelina media. It's appreciated and she is charming.

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    Lengthy interview with Adelina, her mom Olga, her coach and both choreographers. Shows some early home videos of Adelina (she seems kinda embarrassed )!!! http://www.1tv.ru/videoarchive/73791 Also interviews the rest of the non-team medalists and their parents as well.

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    I think AdeQueena deserves some real time off to recoup from Sochi and then prepare for next season. That said I hope Adelina goes to worlds but I don't think she will for 2 reasons. She can't possibly as tired as she is physically and mentally get up for worlds like she did the olympics and perfrom at the level she did in Sochi. Also she has likely shut down her training and discipline for the time being after the olympics and turning it back on and go for the gold in Japan even with a lesser field than was in Sochi will not be easy.

    I hope Adelina comes back in the fall with 8 triples and 6 combos instead of the 7 and 5 she did in Sochi. She can do it and I want her and others to raise the bar.

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    I think that Adelina Sotnikova needs to fight the Russian figure skating federation on her skipping worlds. Unless she is tired or injured she should skate. It's like they are shoving her aside for a younger skater...again. I know this Anna girl is only 15 and they want her to get experience. But at Sotnikova's expense? That's rubbish. Adelina is only 17 and still on the way up. Give me a break with them forcing her to miss worlds.

    With Kim and Carolina retired the door is open for another major gold medal for her and that means more money and security for Adelina. She has a special needs sister so she needs to make money for her needs and care, for her parents security and yes for herself. This is the time to strike. The competition is weaker with Kim and Costner retired so I would think Adelina would be thinking the gold is there for the taking. Now the Russian figure skating federation has stepped in and messed things up for her. She should go to worlds looking for gold like Mao and Yulia are.

    These careers are so short and every skater needs to get everything out of there careers that they can while they can. Adelina's entire 2013 / 2014 season proves she's improving and still on the way up. Why stop her? For another 15year old? It's bad enough she was snubbed for Yulia in the team event at Sochi but this is worse her being snubbed for another 15 year old who is not as highly thought of as Lipnitskaia was before the Sochi team competition. If Sotnikova really does skip worlds it's not on her it's on her federation. Let Anna skate at next years worlds when Russia will probably have 3 spots for their women. Adelina has the rare chance for Olympic gold and world championship gold in the same year. Let her go for it. It's her career not her federations.

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    Doesn't Adelina look like Aliya Mustafina? anyways I was on Adelina's side from the start after she wasn't chosen for the team event, I thought she came back brilliantly nd I love her emotions at the end of her performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelineSparrow View Post
    Doesn't Adelina look like Aliya Mustafina?
    Dark eyes, dark hair, and names that start with "A"? Aside from that, not really:
    Adelina http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/A...EkSlTJ2lEl.jpg
    Aliya http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0806...ina_d1_600.jpg

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    Suppose it' just me lol.

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    Here's a few photos I took of Adelina at Trophee Eric Bompard, earlier in the season...

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    they're really nice

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    Really nice photos.

    Am I the only one who actually finds her gala dress & the banners/streamers very apprpriate for the idea of representing a butterfly? I just love the way it seems to glow in the spotlights.

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    I have loved her Gala all season. I think the one she did at Russian nationals was one of my favorites ever. Very beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Parry View Post
    Really nice photos.

    Am I the only one who actually finds her gala dress & the banners/streamers very apprpriate for the idea of representing a butterfly? I just love the way it seems to glow in the spotlights.
    You are not the only one! I think the way she uses them is appropriate and very elegant!! In my opinion, I think the dress is tacky. I wish it was more of one color, like purple and very bedazzled instead of the swirling colors, you know.. so the look of it reminds me of a kind of baton-twirling/ribbon-dancing routine. However, there are so many parts of her program that make me say WOW. It's just so beautiful!
    I LOVE how she is pushing the limits and being creative in this way.

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    Scott512 I just have to say, I TOTALLY agree with you.

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