Quote Originally Posted by champs View Post
Expected Makarova, Sotnikova, and Ovcharova to do well, but I didn't even know who the last skater was, a pleasant surprise! But Tuktamisheva's bombing was totally unexpected.
Well, her name is Sofia Biryukova and she is one of the young Russian starlet hopes for Sochi. She was second at one of JGP events this year but did not have enough events to qualify for the final. She is trained by Viktoria Volchkova.